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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$77,206 USD

£61,020 GBP
New York City

$93,750 USD

$62,000 USD

£49,002 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Military / United States

Average salary for Military / United States is $77,206 USD per year. The most typical earning is $62,000 USD. All data are based on 229 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $78,900 USD. Women receive a salary of $55,300 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Bellow H. School with salary of $130,000 USD. The second most paid education level is Doctorate Degree with salary of $119,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $97,100 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $89,900 USD.

Levels / Military / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
5 100%
2.18%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
4 97.82%
1.75%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
8 96.07%
3.49%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
9 92.58%
3.93%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
8 88.65%
3.49%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
13 85.15%
5.68%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
16 79.48%
6.99%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
11 72.49%
4.8%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
20 67.69%
8.73%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
17 58.95%
7.42%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
19 51.53%
8.3%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
8 43.23%
3.49%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
13 39.74%
5.68%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
12 34.06%
5.24%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
9 28.82%
3.93%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
7 24.89%
3.06%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
9 21.83%
3.93%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 17.9%
0.87%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
3 17.03%
1.31%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
4 15.72%
1.75%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
9 13.97%
3.93%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 10.04%
0.87%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
2 9.17%
0.87%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 8.3%
0.44%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
1 7.86%
0.44%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
3 7.42%
1.31%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
7 6.11%
3.06%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
2 3.06%
0.87%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 2.18%
0.87%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
3 1.31%
1.31%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 192 $78,900 USD
2 Women 18 $55,300 USD

Education / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Bellow H. School 2 $130,000 USD
2 Doctorate Degree 8 $119,000 USD
3 Masters Degree 38 $103,100 USD
4 Bachelors Degree 76 $80,000 USD
5 Some College 73 $65,600 USD
6 High School 32 $52,500 USD

Experience / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 65 $97,100 USD
2 16-20 Years 23 $89,900 USD
3 8-12 Years 27 $83,200 USD
4 0-1 Year 9 $82,600 USD
5 12-16 Years 28 $74,400 USD
6 4-8 Years 29 $59,600 USD
7 2-4 Years 29 $56,800 USD
8 1-2 Years 19 $44,700 USD

Age / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 76-99 1 $200,000 USD
2 51-55 13 $104,800 USD
3 46-50 25 $101,000 USD
4 66-70 1 $100,000 USD
5 56-60 8 $99,400 USD
6 36-40 21 $96,600 USD
7 41-45 24 $89,400 USD
8 61-65 3 $86,000 USD
9 n/a 19 $81,300 USD
10 31-35 35 $67,400 USD
11 26-30 33 $66,000 USD
12 71-75 1 $60,000 USD
13 14-20 8 $52,900 USD
14 21-25 37 $46,000 USD

Work Type / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 195 $79,500 USD
2 Self Employed 7 $72,000 USD
3 Contract 20 $67,800 USD
4 Part Time 7 $45,600 USD

States / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 West Virginia 1 $150,000 USD
2 Pennsylvania 3 $124,700 USD
3 New Jersey 1 $121,000 USD
4 District Of Columbia (DC) 17 $99,200 USD
5 Hawaii 8 $97,500 USD
6 New York State 4 $93,800 USD
7 Virginia 17 $92,300 USD
8 Arizona 6 $91,800 USD
9 Nebraska 1 $88,000 USD
10 Georgia 5 $86,700 USD
11 Florida 9 $83,700 USD
12 North Carolina 10 $80,800 USD
13 Kentucky 1 $80,000 USD
14 Iowa 1 $80,000 USD
15 New Hampshire 1 $80,000 USD
16 Michigan 2 $78,000 USD
17 Illinois 2 $75,500 USD
18 Oregon 1 $75,000 USD
19 California 22 $74,500 USD
20 Missouri 8 $71,600 USD
21 Maryland 6 $70,300 USD
22 Washington State 10 $70,100 USD
23 Alaska 1 $70,000 USD
24 Louisiana 7 $69,800 USD
25 Texas 22 $68,200 USD
26 Nevada 5 $67,400 USD
27 South Carolina 2 $64,500 USD
28 Colorado 5 $62,500 USD
29 Oklahoma 3 $61,200 USD
30 Ohio 5 $60,800 USD
31 Wisconsin 1 $60,000 USD
32 Alabama 3 $57,800 USD
33 New Mexico 1 $55,000 USD
34 Utah 4 $49,900 USD
35 Minnesota 1 $48,000 USD
36 Delaware 2 $47,000 USD
37 North Dakota 2 $43,500 USD
38 Indiana 1 $35,000 USD
39 Kansas 1 $34,000 USD
40 Massachusetts 1 $32,000 USD

Cities / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Charleston, West Virginia 1 $150,000 USD
2 Greensboro 1 $150,000 USD
3 Philadelphia 3 $124,700 USD
4 Newark 1 $121,000 USD
5 Norfolk 7 $108,300 USD
6 Spokane 2 $102,500 USD
7 Atlanta 4 $100,900 USD
8 Washington DC 17 $99,200 USD
9 Honolulu 8 $97,500 USD
10 Newport News 4 $96,500 USD
11 Tampa 2 $94,600 USD
12 New York City 4 $93,800 USD
13 Tucson 6 $91,800 USD
14 Raleigh 3 $91,000 USD
15 Fort Lauderdale 1 $89,000 USD
16 Arlington 1 $88,000 USD
17 Kansas City 4 $86,600 USD
18 San Diego 8 $84,300 USD
19 Virginia Beach 4 $83,400 USD
20 Louisville 1 $80,000 USD
21 Des Moines 1 $80,000 USD
22 Detroit 2 $78,000 USD
23 Chicago 2 $75,500 USD
24 Austin 3 $75,200 USD
25 Columbus 2 $75,000 USD
26 Portland, Oregon 1 $75,000 USD
27 New Orleans 3 $74,300 USD
28 --Other-- 26 $72,800 USD
29 Corpus Christi 2 $71,000 USD
30 Baltimore 6 $70,300 USD
31 San Antonio 7 $68,800 USD
32 Las Vegas 5 $67,400 USD
33 Oklahoma City 2 $66,800 USD
34 Shreveport 4 $66,400 USD
35 Bismarck, North Dakota 1 $66,000 USD
36 Columbia, South Carolina 2 $64,500 USD
37 Tallahassee 3 $64,200 USD
38 Fayetteville 6 $64,100 USD
39 Seattle 7 $64,000 USD
40 Dallas 3 $63,300 USD
41 Toledo 2 $63,000 USD
42 Colorado Springs 5 $62,500 USD
43 Orlando 2 $61,500 USD
44 Los Angeles 4 $61,000 USD
45 St. Louis 4 $56,700 USD
46 Albuquerque 1 $55,000 USD
47 Oxnard 1 $53,000 USD
48 El Paso 5 $52,700 USD
49 Birmingham, United States 2 $52,500 USD
50 Tulsa 1 $50,000 USD
51 Salt Lake City 4 $49,900 USD
52 Dover, Delaware 2 $47,000 USD
53 Richmond 2 $45,500 USD
54 San Jose 1 $40,000 USD
55 Fort Wayne 1 $35,000 USD
56 Wichita 1 $34,000 USD
57 Boston 1 $32,000 USD
58 Cincinnati 1 $28,000 USD

Careers / Military / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Military Officer Lead 2 $177,500 USD
2 Military Doctor 2 $151,000 USD
3 Military Engineer Lead 2 $120,000 USD
4 Military Ship Captain 1 $120,000 USD
5 Military Pilot 4 $95,300 USD
6 Military Officer 32 $94,800 USD
7 Special Forces 6 $89,300 USD
8 Military Aviation 19 $85,800 USD
9 Military Engineer 10 $85,000 USD
10 Other Military Career 50 $82,900 USD
11 Military Ship 6 $78,000 USD
12 Military Technician Lead 6 $76,800 USD
13 Military Logistics & Transport 11 $71,000 USD
14 Military Technician 13 $64,000 USD
15 Military Medicine 5 $63,200 USD
16 Military Mechanic 6 $60,800 USD
17 Infantryman 5 $60,800 USD
18 Soldier 15 $56,600 USD
19 Sergeant 22 $54,300 USD
20 Military Nurse 3 $54,300 USD
21 Military Artillery 4 $42,200 USD
22 Military Communications 3 $41,700 USD
23 Military Air Defense 2 $30,500 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Military Officer (Man)
Posted 22 May 2023

What I do?

"Military officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $150,000 USD

49/50  Soldier (Woman)
Posted 12 September 2022

What I do?

"Soldier work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $65,000 USD

48/50  Legal Administrator (Man)
Posted 09 September 2022

What I do?

"Manage Legal Operations in Military Legal Offices. Office Management, Administration, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, Workforce Modeling, Knowledge Management, Personnel Security."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $150,000 USD

47/50  Safety Manager (Man)
Posted 31 August 2022

What I do?

"Safety."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $121,000 USD

46/50  Forward Observer (Man)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Observe artillery, control aviation, and plan artillery support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fayetteville Some College 2-4 Years Intermediate $59,000 USD

45/50  Logistical Specialist (Woman)
Posted 29 May 2022

What I do?

"Distribution and tracking."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Some College 2-4 Years Intermediate $57,000 USD

44/50  Navi (Man)
Posted 28 May 2022

What I do?

"Seamanship."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $73,000 USD

43/50  Commander (Man)
Posted 13 March 2022

What I do?

"Lead and Manage."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Honolulu Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $205,000 USD

42/50  Amercian (Man)
Posted 12 March 2022

What I do?

"Pension."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bellow H. School 0-1 Year Basic $200,000 USD

41/50  Rsm Oed (Man)
Posted 21 February 2022

What I do?

"Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charleston, West Virginia Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Expert $150,000 USD

40/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 February 2022

What I do?

"Political science."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $67,000 USD

39/50  Intelligence Officer (Man)
Posted 18 February 2022

What I do?

"ISR, Collection Management, Targeting, Analysis, Integration."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Antonio Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $96,000 USD

38/50  Cannon Crewmember (Man)
Posted 06 January 2022

What I do?

"13B, command driver, cbrn alt, sharp rep, spc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis High School 1-2 Years Intermediate $21,600 USD

37/50  Commander (Man)
Posted 31 October 2021

What I do?

"Commanding subordinates in support of higher level objectives."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Greensboro Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $150,000 USD

36/50  Rifleman (Man)
Posted 29 October 2021

What I do?

"Shoot Clean."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $21,000 USD

35/50  68 W, Combat Medic (Man)
Posted 28 September 2021

What I do?

"Military equivalent to an EMT."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cincinnati Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $28,000 USD

34/50  Team Leader (Man)
Posted 26 March 2021

What I do?

"Lead men in security operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $35,000 USD

33/50  Soldier (Man)
Posted 05 February 2021

What I do?

"Everything f dfff. Ffffffff."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- High School 16-20 Years n/a $71,000 USD

32/50  Analyst (Woman)
Posted 19 January 2021

What I do?

"I do cost and budget analysis for military products."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $86,000 USD

31/50  Sensor Operator (Man)
Posted 28 December 2020

What I do?

"Remotely piloted aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Some College 20+ Years n/a $185,000 USD

30/50  Medical Technician (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2020

What I do?

"Medical assistant."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Some College 1-2 Years n/a $37,000 USD

29/50  Combat Engineer (Man)
Posted 04 September 2020

What I do?

"Weapons and explosives."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 20+ Years n/a $58,000 USD

28/50  Naval Aviator (Man)
Posted 14 March 2020

What I do?

"Military naval aviation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

27/50  Information Technology (Man)
Posted 19 February 2020

What I do?

"All things networks and computers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 8-12 Years n/a $80,000 USD

26/50  Electrical Engineer (Man)
Posted 06 January 2020

What I do?

"Defense department engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $133,000 USD

25/50  Special Forces (Man)
Posted 19 December 2019

What I do?

"Train foreign armies."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

24/50  IT Project Manager (Man)
Posted 12 October 2019

What I do?

"Retired Military Officer with pension coming in."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $115,200 USD

23/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 06 October 2019

What I do?

"Identify and respond to emerging technology, models, methodologies, systems, and trends in human/computer interaction, including social networking, gaming, modeling, and simulation Apply logic and mathematical principles to the design, development, and verification of secure, high-performance, and reliable computing systems Analyze, design, develop, and document secure technical solutions for computing systems and networking infrastructure Plan, design, and optimize computing architecture, software applications, data, and systems Adhere to local, national, and international technical standards, ethics, and intellectual property regulations when developing computer applications and systems Analyze, compare, and contrast algorithms, programming languages, compilers, and operating systems to select or develop solutions to problems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $115,000 USD

22/50  Director (Man)
Posted 09 July 2019

What I do?

"I manage military housing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Corpus Christi Some College 20+ Years n/a $72,000 USD

21/50  Government Contractor (Man)
Posted 01 July 2019

What I do?

"Working on military aircraft."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Las Vegas High School 20+ Years n/a $90,000 USD

20/50  Finanacial Management Technician (Man)
Posted 30 April 2019

What I do?

"Manage fiscal resources, approve payments to members, budget funds."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New Orleans Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $45,000 USD

19/50  Combat Engineer (Woman)
Posted 26 February 2019

What I do?

"I blow stuff up and rebuild it."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- High School 1-2 Years n/a $35,600 USD

18/50  Information System Technician Lead (Man)
Posted 13 February 2019

What I do?

"As an E-6, manage/lead divisions or departments on daily operational task, planning, communicating requirements up and down the chain of command. A strong technical background ensures proper decisions are made."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 4-8 Years n/a $98,000 USD

17/50  Pilot (Man)
Posted 29 December 2018

What I do?

"Helicopter Pilot."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Some College 8-12 Years n/a $80,000 USD

16/50  Maintenance Control Officer (Man)
Posted 21 December 2018

What I do?

"Managing 70 mechanics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $53,400 USD

15/50  Maintenance Control (Man)
Posted 23 October 2018

What I do?

"Maintenance Control and Production."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Some College 12-16 Years n/a $60,000 USD

14/50  Weather Forecaster (Man)
Posted 18 October 2018

What I do?

"Forecasts weather."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $50,000 USD

13/50  Navigator (Man)
Posted 10 September 2018

What I do?

"Aircraft navigation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $108,000 USD

12/50  Fuel Distribution System Operator (Man)
Posted 09 September 2018

What I do?

"Move fuel through terminal pipelines."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Some College 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

11/50  NEtwork Security (Man)
Posted 25 June 2018

What I do?

"Network security analyst and manager, Experienced with dozens of IDS/IPS's, visualization tools like splunk, kibana, elsa, wreshark."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Norfolk Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $70,000 USD

10/50  GEOSPATIAL Intelligence (Man)
Posted 03 May 2018

What I do?

"Provide intelligence assessment to commanders and instruct soldiers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $100,000 USD

9/50  Security Forces (Man)
Posted 02 March 2018

What I do?

"USAF Security Forces at rank SrA."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bismarck, North Dakota High School 2-4 Years n/a $66,000 USD

8/50  Healthcare Specialist (Man)
Posted 10 January 2018

What I do?

"Medical Generalist. Expected to preform and fulfill several different roles throughout the medical field. Including: Emergency Medicine, Basic Hospital Work, Specialized Medical care."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- High School 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

7/50  Intelligence Analyst (Man)
Posted 26 December 2017

What I do?

"Analyzed raw data to make recommendations for actions to be taken also "mind reader"."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 8-12 Years n/a $100,000 USD

6/50  Vehicle Manager (Man)
Posted 13 October 2017

What I do?

"Manage base vehicle fleet for all USAF assets."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Some College 8-12 Years n/a $75,000 USD

5/50  Air Trans (Man)
Posted 27 September 2017

What I do?

"Prepare, load, and unload air cargo as well as passengers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dover, Delaware Some College 8-12 Years n/a $52,000 USD

4/50  Other (Man)
Posted 18 September 2017

What I do?

"Provides reports and administrative paperwork."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 4-8 Years n/a $25,000 USD

3/50  Acquisition (Man)
Posted 18 September 2017

What I do?

"Administer contracts; procure contracts; manage numerous federal requirements that range from $10K to multi-million dollars."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Albuquerque Some College 4-8 Years n/a $55,000 USD

2/50  Maintenance Lead (Man)
Posted 11 September 2017

What I do?

"Electrical, hydromechanical, HVAC."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Virginia Beach Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $72,000 USD

1/50  Communications-Computer Systems Officer (Man)
Posted 19 August 2017

What I do?

"Manage communications and computer systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Louisville Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD


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