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Salary of a Second Lieutenant How much does an O-1 Second Lieutenant in the Army get paid?

A Second Lieutenant is a commissioned officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade O-1. A Second Lieutenant receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $3,826 per month, with raises up to $4,815 per month once they have served for over 3 years.

In addition to basic pay, Second Lieutenants may receive additional pay allowances for housing and food, as well as special incentive pay for hostile fire and dangerous duties.

Including the most common pay allowances, the average total compensation for a Second Lieutenant may range from $70,564.82 to $82,426.82 per year as of 2024.

Army Second Lieutenant 2024 Salary Army Second Lieutenant Basic Pay Table for 2024
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Starting Pay$3,826.20 / mo$45,914.40 / yr$127.54 / drill$150.00
Over 2 years$3,982.80 / mo$47,793.60 / yr$132.76 / drill$150.00
Over 3 years$4,814.70 / mo$57,776.40 / yr$160.49 / drill$150.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an O-1

In addition to Basic Pay, a Second Lieutenant may be eligible to receive several types of allowances and incentive pay.

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Basic Allowance for Housing is a monthly payment meant to subsidize a servicemember's housing while deployed. The amount of BAH received each month depends on the location in which they live.

The average Basic Housing Allowance for a Second Lieutenant with dependants is $2,078.31, or $1,737.22 with no dependants.

Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)

All Army officers receive a monthly allowance for food and drink of $316.98.

Officers' BAS is lower than the enlisted BAS rate, as officers generally have access to subsidized meals in the Officers' Mess.

Hazard Pay / Hostile Fire Pay

A Second Lieutenant may receive hazard pay of $150.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.

Military Discounts & Benefits for Soldiers:

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

Salary of a Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Pay Calculator for 2024

As this page shows, the total compensation paid to an Army Second Lieutenant is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a Second Lieutenant by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most soldiers.

Army Second Lieutenant Pay Calculator Army Second Lieutenant Salary Calculator
O-1 Basic Pay with years service $45,914.40 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $20,846.66 per year
Average BAS allowance (officer) $3,803.76 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $70,564.82 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Second Lieutenant is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Army ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .