Soldier Salary

A Soldier earns an average salary of $39,297 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.

$21,432 - $72,956
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$73K
MEDIAN: $39,297
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$21,432 - $72,956  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,475  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$21,331 - $72,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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

  • 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

Late-Career
up arrow 83%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 97%
medical benefits
Vision: 93%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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