As a Soldier in the U.S. Army, you will be paid a salary. On top of that,
you can earn allowances, get bonuses and receive educational benefits.
Different types of Soldiers earn different types of salaries.
Explore the different types of salaries below.
Basic Pay is your base salary as a Soldier on active duty. It counts for just part of your total income.
Army Reserve Soldiers and Army National Guard Soldiers earn Drill Pay while training on weekends and during full-time training events.
There are dozens of types of extra pay for Soldiers and Officers with special skills or duties that carry extra responsibility or risk.
In addition to salary and bonuses, the Army provides allowances for housing, meals and uniforms.
There are many opportunities for active duty and reserve Soldiers to earn additional money.