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)$19,659.60**$19,659.60
$19,659.60
Private (E2)$22,035.60$22,035.60$22,035.60
Private First Class(E3)$23,173.20$26,121.60$26,121.60
Specialist or Corporal (E4)$25,668.00$29,887.20$31,158.00
Sergeant (E5)$27,993.60$32,799.60$35,103.60
Staff Sergeant (E6)$30,556.80$36,554.40$38,059.20

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)$37,292.40$46,922.40$50,104.80
First Lieutenant (O2)$42,966.00$58,258.80$59,461.20
Captain (O3)$49,726.80$66,333.60$69,516.00
Major (O4)
$56,556.00
$70,808.40
$74,862.00