$57K
Avg. Salary
Popular Benefits
  • Paid Holidays / Vacation
  • Life Insurance / Disability
  • Education / Training / Tuition / Certification Reimbursement
  • 401(k)

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$57K
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U.S. Army Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$46,673
$24K$75K

Army Officer
93 profiles
$81,073
$55K$118K

$45,949
$26K$81K

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$39,527
$25K$60K

$70,808
$46K$109K

Diesel Mechanic
41 profiles
$32,224
$20K$55K

$42,184
$28K$64K

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  • Updated: 8 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,865
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Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Antonio, Texas (around $63K), Fayetteville, N.C. (approximately $59K), and Tacoma, Wash. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $43K) is Killeen, Texas. Within the firm, employees working in Virginia take home the most — about $79K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $39K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $52K annually on average.

Jobs

Nearing the top of the pay scale are Army Officers, Logistics Managers, Operations Managers, and Information Technology Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $79K per year, the other salaries come in at around $75K, approximately $73K, and $50K, respectively. Soldiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $32K.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $96K annually. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $85K on average. U.S. Army provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in approximately $111K per year.

Skills

When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $87K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; close to a seventh consider it a key competency. Operations Management, Leadership, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.

Gender

Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at U.S. Army; the company rewards only 36 percent with paid vacation time and only 28 percent with sick leave. Over a third of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At U.S. Army, most survey participants have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and relocation expenses.

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84%
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16%
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79%
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Key Stats for U.S. Army

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %
Salary
$31,409 - $81,541
Salary
$27,277 - $81,349

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1108 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%
$46,668 - $102,068
$46,076 - $91,252
$58,799 - $115,195
$61,845 - $116,504

About This Company

United States Army

U.S. Army pays its employees an average of $57,404 a year. Salaries at U.S. Army range from an average of $29,837 to $109,370 a year. U.S. Army employees with the job title Gastroenterologist make the most with an average annual salary of $321,220, while employees with the title Cook, Institution and Cafeteria make the least with an average annual salary of $21,861.

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