Military Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$34,000
$17,000
$34,000
$68,000
Militaries in the United States make an average salary of $34,241 per year or $16.46 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $68,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey provide the highest Military salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$106,206
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Map of Military Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Militaries earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Military Salary By Location

While a Military can average a salary of $34,241 per year, or $16.46 per hour, there are many opportunities for Militaries to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $106,206 per year. Other high-paying locations include East Hartford, CT, New York, NY and New Brunswick, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for Militaries include Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Idaho, Kansas, and Utah offer the lowest salaries.

Average Military Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Military, working for JPMorgan Chase or Johnson & Johnson might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like SAS Institute and CACI International report highly competitive salaries for Militaries.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Military Salary History

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Recently Added Military Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Merito Group
Merito Group
Great Career for Post Military-Work at Fort Detrick
Great Career for Post Military-Work at Fort Detrick
Great Career for Post Military-Work at Fort Detrick
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$45,914
$45,914
06/18/2020
Skookum Contract Services
Skookum Contract Services
Military Cemetery Groundskeeper
Military Cemetery Groundskeeper
Military Cemetery Groundskeeper
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$31,451
$31,451
04/24/2020
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Cust Experienc Assoc(Milstar)-Rpt-Military Clothing-Tues-Sat
Cust Experienc Assoc(Milstar)-Rpt-Military Clothing-Tues-Sat
Cust Experienc Assoc(Milstar)-Rpt-Military Clothing-Tues-Sat
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
$15,131
$15,131
03/26/2020
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Military Star Card Representative
Military Star Card Representative
Military Star Card Representative
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$18,783
$18,783
03/19/2020
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Cust Experience Assoc-Rpt-Military Clothing Sales-M-Sat
Cust Experience Assoc-Rpt-Military Clothing Sales-M-Sat
Cust Experience Assoc-Rpt-Military Clothing Sales-M-Sat
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$15,131
$15,131
03/06/2020
Adaptive Construction Solutions
Adaptive Construction Solutions
Military Veteran (HR) Apprentice
Military Veteran (HR) Apprentice
Military Veteran (HR) Apprentice
03/03/2020
03/03/2020
$29,218
$29,218
03/03/2020
Marias Mexican
Marias Mexican
Dishwashers-Military Veterans Preferred
Dishwashers-Military Veterans Preferred
Dishwashers-Military Veterans Preferred
02/16/2020
02/16/2020
$32,724
$32,724
02/16/2020
Military
Military
01/31/2020
01/31/2020
$21,392
$21,392
01/31/2020
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Military
Military
Military
01/17/2020
01/17/2020
$17,218
$17,218
01/17/2020
Ctr Corporation
Ctr Corporation
Military
Military
Military
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$33,601
$33,601
12/31/2019