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Soldier Salary

A Soldier earns an average salary of $40,660 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

$22,396 - $77,137
MEDIAN: $40,660

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$22,396 - $77,137  
$0.00 - $14,059  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$21,357 - $75,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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Job Description for Soldier

  • Cook for personnel in different environments ranging from formal events through to exercises in the field.
  • Participate in classroom lectures and field training in the areas of navigation, field craft, administration, and more.
  • Perform a range of duties such as stores accounting, electronic ledger supply and warehousing duties.
  • Operate and maintain a wide variety of military equipment.
  • Listen to or interfere with enemy electronic transmissions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Soldier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Soldier Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 97%
vision benefits Vision: 93% employee benefits None: 2%