Regular military compensation (rmc) is defined as the sum of basic pay, average basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the federal income tax advantage that accrues because the allowances are not subject to federal income tax. The comparison among the pay and benefits of three statuses of military active duty: active national guard duty, active duty in a reserve unit, and active duty in a unit of the regular military. Thanks to these contract arrangements and the military pay chart, married enlisted definitely earn more than military singles what about a salary comparison in civilian life are you likely to. Economic and budget issue brief assessing pay and benefits for military personnel 3 figure 1 annual earnings of enlisted personnel and of civilian workers with some.
Military versus civilian pay comparability analysis pay comparability compensation of both enlisted members and officers compares with an accurate comparison. Military rank equivalency although gs civilians do not have military rank by virtue of their gs position, regulations include civilian and military grade equivalencies for pay and protocol comparison purposes. United states military pay is money paid to members in the united states armed forcesthe amount of pay may vary by the member's rank, time in the military, location duty assignment, and by some special skills the member may have. Military pay charts - 1949 to 2018 the following pay tables are provided for reference use only and not for official purposes the effective dates of certain pay rates may differ from dates for various allotments and other pay entitlements.
Senior enlisted personnel have, on average, far greater scope of responsibility than in any other service the only service in which the officers are sent off to do the bulk of the fighting for officers, of any service the source of one's commissioning (air force academy, rotc, ocs/otc) matters the least. I have i'd take military pay & benefits in a heartbeat 30 days leave, federal holidays, liberal liberty policy sure there's that pesky war thing, and deployments, but you always have something to wear, something to eat, and a roof over your head. Military benefits listed above are designed as an over-view for comparison with civilian benefits military includes the marines, navy, air force, army, coast guard for the most up to date information regarding military benefits please contact a local recruiter of the branch of your choice. Below gs-7, government grades are equated with enlisted personnel rather than officers gs-5 through gs-7 are ranked with non-commissioned officers ranks e-5 through e-9 all other government grades are ranked with regular enlisted military personnel this ranking equivalence is for etiquette and.
Military rank to civilian equivalency tables are created by each branch of the military these tables help civilian and military personnel determine proper conduct for social and diplomatic purposes when interacting with each other. Welcome to the united states air force learn about great opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers and health care professionals us air force - pay & benefits. Learn about the benefits, pay and compensation of serving in the us navy the navy compensation package includes health care coverage, competitive pay, training and education opportunities, and the chance to see the world. Direct labor costs for military and dod civilian manpower can be divided into three subcategories: costs that are variable in the short run, costs that are fixed in the short run, and pay-as-you-go costs that are deferred.
A distinguishing characteristic between civilian gs jobs and military enlisted careers is that with government service, increasing education is needed to advance for example, although an army e-5 sergeant doesn't need a two-year degree or two years of college to get promoted to e-6 staff sergeant, anyone wanting to progress past gs-4 must have. Our sites contain basic information about veteran benefits, pay tables, current events, and news for active duty military personnel, military veterans, and their families you can find additional information on these topics at the official website for us department of veteran affairs. 29 chapter three a comparison of private-sector and air force pay from 1994 to 1999, civilian pay grew at a faster rate than did military basic pay.
Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as e-1, w-2 and o-5 pay grades are administrative classifications used primarily to standardize compensation across the military services the e in e-1 stands for enlisted while the 1 indicates the pay grade for that position. 2 military versus civilian pay: a descriptive discussion douglas w phillips and david a wise the goal of this chapter is to compare the compensation of persons who follow a career in the military with the compensation that similar. For an officer (o-1 and above), the amount of the maximum combat tax exclusion in effect for a qualifying month equals the sum of the highest rate of enlisted basic pay payable (for 2017 this amount is $8,16020) and the amount of hostile fire/imminent danger pay actually payable to the officer for the qualifying month ($22500.
A civilian is a civilian and military is military dod, being very rank conscious, has civilian/military equivalents i use quotation marks because outside the secretariats, the military is in charge, and therefore more equal. Members of the us military service maintain the us national defense although some service members work in occupations specific to the military, such as fighter pilots or infantrymen, many work in occupations that also exist in the civilian workplace, such as nurses, doctors, and lawyers. Civilian pay ranges are based on the current-year 2018 general schedule pay table, adjusted for the rest of us pay locality civilians who work in an area with a high cost of living, like the san francisco bay area , earn higher base pay.
Our civilian counterparts pay significantly higher premiums and deductibles for similar health care benefits moaa effectively conveys our shared belief that military retirees, families, and survivors earned their relatively low-cost health care benefits through long years of service and sacrifice. Similarly, enlisted personnel serving in the air force receive monthly pay according to rank and corresponding pay grade the air force pay scale ranges from e-1 to e-9 depending on rank for example, a new enlisted member of the air force holds the rank of airman basic, which corresponds to the e-1 pay grade. But for this article i am only going to compare our basic enlisted us military pay against the basic pay of the british soldier pay for 2008 when you look at the british chart you will see ranks of or1, 2, all the way to or9.