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United States Army Enlisted Pay (Ordered By Seniority)
|E-1||Private Pay||Starting pay $1,600/mo|
|E-2||Private Second Class Pay||Starting pay $1,793/mo|
|E-3||Private First Class Pay||Starting pay $1,886/mo - max $2,126/mo with over 10 years' experience|
|E-4||Specialist Pay||Starting pay $2,089/mo - max $2,536/mo with over 10 years' experience|
|E-4||Corporal Pay||Starting pay $2,089/mo - max $2,536/mo with over 10 years' experience|
|E-5||Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $2,278/mo - max $3,233/mo with over 12 years' experience|
|E-6||Staff Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $2,487/mo - max $3,852/mo with over 18 years' experience|
|E-7||Sergeant First Class Pay||Starting pay $2,875/mo - max $5,168/mo with over 26 years' experience|
|E-8||Master Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience|
|E-8||First Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience|
|E-9||Sergeant Major Pay||Starting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience|
|E-9||Command Sergeant Major Pay||Starting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience|
|E-9||Sergeant Major of the Army Pay||Starting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience|
United States Army Enlisted Pay
Enlisted soldiers in the United States Army receive a diverse compensation package, including a variety of benefits and payments. A soldiers' primary salary consists of monthly basic pay, the amount of which is determined by the soldiers' Department of Defense paygrade. The thirteen enlisted ranks in the Army range from the entry level DoD paygrade E-1, Private, to paygrade E-9, Sergeant Major of the Army.
Enlisted soldiers are eligible for automatic pay raises on a yearly or biyearly basis, depending on their current Army paygrade. Soldiers at lower paygrades will reach their maximum basic pay much faster then ranking soldiers at higher paygrades, who may continue to receive periodic raises for decades of service.
In addition to basic pay, the Army offers a wide variety of additional allowances, payments, and benefits to enlisted soldiers including hostile fire pay, hazard pay, housing and food allowances and more. Choose any Army rank from the table above to view a full basic pay table and detailed information on other applicable payments and allowances.
In addition to basic pay and allowances, active-duty soldiers, veterans, and even their families are eligible for hundreds of discounts and additional benefits offered by organizations and private companies like JetBlue , United Airlines , Verizon , and hundreds more.Learn more about Military Discounts