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Soldiers working on computers in a library

Enlisted Soldier Army Pay vs. Civilian Pay

 
Civilian Job
Police Patrol Officer
Army Job
Military Police Sergeant
Civilian Job
Police Patrol Officer
Army Job
Military Police Sergeant
FamilySingleSingleFamily of fourFamily of four
Rank/Years of serviceN/AE5 4 yrsN/AE5 4 yrs
Salary$52,259$32,800$52,259$32,800
Housing$0$14,292$0$17,640
Food Allowance$0$4,433$0$4,433
Tax Advantages$0$2,553$0$3,010
Health Care$9,044Included$20,604Included
NET INCOME$43,215$54,078$31,655$57,883

Officer Army Pay vs. Civilian Pay

 
Civilian Job
Telecommunications Engineer II
Army Job
Signal Corps Officer
Civilian Job
Telecommunications Engineer II
Army Job
Signal Corps Officer
FamilySingleSingleFamily of fourFamily of four
Rank/Years of serviceN/AO2 4 yrsN/AO2 4 yrs
Salary$74,807$58,259$74,807$58,259
Housing$0$17,280$0$18,792
Food Allowance$0$3,053$0$3,053
Tax Advantages$0$5,735$0$6,161
Health Care$9,044Included$20,604Included
NET INCOME$65,763$84,327$54,203$86,265