Base Pay And Special Pays
Military salaries come from two sources: base pay and special pays. Base pay is the same across all Service branches, and increases are based on rank and time in the Service. The base pay featured here is estimated based on the military average across all Service branches.
Special pays are provided for some service members based on occupational specialty or specific tasks performed. For example, hazardous duty earns an extra $150 per month, while aviation officers earn an additional $125–$840 per month. Service members may earn no more than two special pays simultaneously.