A Soldier earns an average salary of $32,665 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$19,769 - $58,629
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$59K
MEDIAN: $32,664
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$19,769 - $58,629  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$19,821 - $59,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 69%

Experienced
up arrow 67%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 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
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
medical benefits
Vision: 92%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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