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)$18,802.80**
Private (E2)$21,078.00$21,078.00$21,078.00
Private First Class(E3)$22,165.20$24,984.00$24,984.00
Specialist or Corporal (E4)$24,552.00$27,936.00$29,800.80
Sergeant (E5)$26,776.80$31,370.40$33,573.60
Staff Sergeant (E6)$29,228.40$34,963.20$36,403.20

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)$35,668.80$44,881.20$44,881.20
First Lieutenant (O2)$41,094.00$55,724.40$56,872.80
Captain (O3)$47,563.20$63,446.40$66,488.40
Major (O4)
$54,093.60
$67,726.80
$71,604.00