Salaries in the US military: how much money is earned by rank

Salaries in the US military: how much money is earned by rank

  • In the United States —in addition to a very complete benefits package— members of the military receive a salary like any other worker in the country, which usually improves according to the rank and experience they obtain.

In the United States, men and women who perform active duty in the military also receive a salary adjusted to the laws, the amount of which will be influenced by several factors that come into play at the labor level, just as it happens with the rest of the workers. in the country. According to the official page of the US Army, the factors that directly influence the total amount that people in this context receive annually are experience and the rank achieved, two factors that also determine the particular associated benefits that each member receives for the service it provides to the country.

Therefore, the greater the experience and rank, the higher the salary and benefits that an individual receives in the United States Army, thus corresponding to the hierarchical structure of this institution.

How much money do members of the military earn based on their rank in the United States?

When it comes to the military in the United States, there are base salaries for each member that will depend on their range of experience. Those with lower ranks see little change over time, but when they rise, they can expect to receive higher pay for their service.

The differences are also marked when considering the time that people in the military dedicate to their activities. In that sense, members who work in a partial modality, although they receive the same base salary as those who work full time, may notice a difference in the total amount, when bonuses or other benefits that are not usually included in the salary are included. base salary.

Below is a list of the different salaries that members of the military can earn in the United States, based on their years of experience in different positions. This list is only limited to the base salary and does not imply additional benefits (housing, food, medical attention, education, among others) that may or may not be present depending on the case.

Full-time enlisted soldier

Private (E1)
2 years of experience: $21,999.60*
4 years of experience: $21,999.60
6 years of experience: $21,999.60
8 years of experience: $21,999.60

Private (E2)
2 years of experience: $24,656.40
4 years of experience: $24,656.40
6 years of experience: $24,656.40
8 years of experience: $24,656.40

Private First Class (E3)
2 years of experience: $25,927.20
4 years of experience: $29,228.40
6 years of experience: $29,228.40
8 years of experience: $29,228.40

Specialist or Corporal (E4)
2 years of experience: $28,720.80
4 years of experience: $33,440.40
6 years of experience: $34,866.00
8 years of experience: $34,866.00

Sergeant (E5)
2 years of experience: $31,323.60
4 years of experience: $36,702.00
6 years of experience: $39,279.60
8 years of experience: $41,972.40

Staff Sergeant (E6)
2 years of experience: $34,192.80
4 years of experience: $40,903.20
6 years of experience: $42,584.40
8 years of experience: $46,371.60

Full time petty officer

Warrant Officer (WO1)
2 years of experience: $40,784.40
4 years of experience: $48,852.00
6 years of experience: $51,796.80
8 years of experience: $56,145.60

Warrant Officer 2 (CW2)
2 years of experience: $46,465.20
4 years of experience: $53,143.20
6 years of experience: $56,152.80
8 years of experience: $60,836.40

Warrant Officer 3 (CW3)
2 years of experience: $52,516.80
4 years of experience: $57,679.20
6 years of experience: $60,026.40
8 years of experience: $64,656.00

Warrant Officer 4 (CW4)
2 years of experience: $57,502.80
4 years of experience: $65,372.40
6 years of experience: $68,382.00
8 years of experience: $71,359.20

Full-time commissioned officer

Second Lieutenant (O1)
2 years of experience: $41,727.60
4 years of experience: $52,506.00
6 years of experience: $52,506.00
8 years of experience: $52,506.00

First Lieutenant (O2)
2 years of experience: $48,078.00
4 years of experience: $65,192.40
6 years of experience: $66,531.60
8 years of experience: $66,531.60

Captain (O3)
2 years of experience: $55,638.00
4 years of experience: $74,224.80
6 years of experience: $77,785.20
8 years of experience: $81,687.60

Major (O4)
2 years of experience: $63,284.40
4 years of experience: $79,232.40
6 years of experience: $83,768.40
8 years of experience: $88,635.60

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