This is how much US troops are paid according to their rank
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This is a list of typical military pay, from entry-level Army privates ($24,648 a year) to Air Force generals ($203,688).
We also didn't include factors like housing allowance because they vary widely, but these are often a large portion of their compensation.
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After four months of service, pay will increase to $1,833 per month.
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Airman 1st Class (Air Force), Private 1st Class (Army), Lance Corporal (Marine Corps), Seaman (Navy).
For those who do make E-4 with two years, pay will increase to $2,515 per month.
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Service members will commonly spend at least three years at this paygrade.
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An "E-6 with six" takes home $3,548 per month.
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If they stay in past that point, they will receive raises every two years.
Officers are automatically promoted to O-2 after two years of service.
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By the time they reach the rank of O-4, military officers will have spent an average of 10 years in the service.
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O-4 pay is capped at $8,805 a month, so if an officer wants to take home more than $105,660 — additional pay, bonuses and allowances aside — they'll have to promote to O-5.
Officers who do not promote to become a general or admiral must retire after 30 years of service.
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Extra pays and allowances help take their salaries a bit further.
Any portion of a service member's salary that is labeled as an "allowance" is not taxed by the government, so service members may only have to pay taxes for roughly two-thirds of their salary.
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