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List of Military Ranks United States Army Enlisted Pay (Ordered By Seniority)

E-1Army PrivatePrivate PayStarting pay $1,600/mo
E-2Army Private Second ClassPrivate Second Class PayStarting pay $1,793/mo
E-3Army Private First ClassPrivate First Class PayStarting pay $1,886/mo - max $2,126/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-4Army SpecialistSpecialist PayStarting pay $2,089/mo - max $2,536/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-4Army CorporalCorporal PayStarting pay $2,089/mo - max $2,536/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-5Army SergeantSergeant PayStarting pay $2,278/mo - max $3,233/mo with over 12 years' experience
E-6Army Staff SergeantStaff Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,487/mo - max $3,852/mo with over 18 years' experience
E-7Army Sergeant First ClassSergeant First Class PayStarting pay $2,875/mo - max $5,168/mo with over 26 years' experience
E-8Army Master SergeantMaster Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience
E-8Army First SergeantFirst Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience
E-9Army Sergeant MajorSergeant Major PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Army Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant Major PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Army Sergeant Major of the ArmySergeant Major of the Army PayStarting 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.

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