Soldier Salary

A Soldier earns an average salary of $33,624 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$19,552 - $56,173
$20K
$34K
$56K
MEDIAN: $33,624
10%
50%
90%

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Salary
$19,552 - $56,173  
   
Bonus
$17,000  
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$19,609 - $57,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Soldier

The daily life of a soldier can be quite demanding and is best suited to those who are flexible, determined, punctual, and willing to take orders. A high school diploma is generally required and applicants must have a clean criminal record, but there are few other barriers to entry.

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Soldier Tasks

  • Operate and maintain a wide variety of military equipment.
  • Listen to or interfere with enemy electronic transmissions.
  • Perform a range of duties such as stores accounting, electronic ledger supply and warehousing duties.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Soldier

Pay by Experience for a Soldier has a positive trend. An entry-level Soldier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Soldier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Soldier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries. A Soldier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Soldier

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Soldier Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲57%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
vision benefits
Vision: 90%
no benefits
None: 5%