Benefits

HOW'S THE MONEY?

Your Army Basic Pay as a Soldier depends on how long you’ve been in the Army and your Army rank (most enlisted Soldiers enter the Army as a private). Your Army base pay will increase as you climb in rank and years of experience.

BASIC PAY FOR ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS*

Chart reflects Basic Pay only and does not include bonuses, allowances and other benefits. Learn about
total Army compensation
.

Rank
<2 Years Experience4 Years Experience6 Years Experience
Private (E1)$18,378**
Private (E2)$20,602.80$20,602.80$20,602.80
Private First Class(E3)$21,664.80$24,418.80$24,418.80
Specialist or Corporal (E4)$23,994$27,936$29,127.60
Sergeant (E5)$26,172$30,661.20$32,814
Staff Sergeant (E6)$28,569.60$34,171.20$35,578.80

BASIC PAY FOR ACTIVE DUTY OFFICERS*

Chart reflects Basic Pay only and does not include bonuses, allowances and other benefits. Learn about
total Army compensation
.

Rank
<2 Years Experience4 Years Experience6 Years Experience
Second Lieutenant (O1)$34,862.40$43,866$43,866
First Lieutenant (O2)$40,165.20$54,464.40$55,587.60
Captain (O3)$46,486.80$62,013.60$64,983.60
Major (O4)
$52,869.60
$66,196.80
$69,987.60
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