Benefits
active duty army soldiers earning their base pay

HOW'S THE MONEY?

Your Army Basic Pay scale 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 CHART FOR ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS*

This pay 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)$19,198.80**$19,198.80
$19,198.80
Private (E2)$21,520.80$21,520.80$21,520.80
Private First Class(E3)$22,629.60$25,509.60$25,509.60
Specialist or Corporal (E4)$25,066.80$29,185.20$30,427.20
Sergeant (E5)$27,338.40$32,029.20$34,279.20
Staff Sergeant (E6)$29,840.40$35,697.60$37,166.40

BASIC PAY CHART FOR ACTIVE DUTY OFFICERS*

This pay scale 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)$36,417.60$45,824.40$45,824.40
First Lieutenant (O2)$41,958.00$56,894.40$58,068.00
Captain (O3)$48,560.40$64,778.40$67,885.20
Major (O4)
$55,231.20
$69,148.80
$73,108.80