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Below is a sample of annual Regular Military Compensation for a servicemember at the E-4 pay level, with three years of military service.

E-4 servicemembers include:

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E-4 Servicemember with Three Years of Military Service:  Annual Regular Military Compensation (RMC)

Individual Servicemember Servicemember w/ Family of 4
Basic Pay $26,856 $26,856
BAS $4,416 $4,416
BAH $13,908 $17,364
Cash Total $45,180 $48,636
Tax Advantage $4,066 $4,377
Regular Military Compensation $49,246 $53,013

BAS = Basic Allowance for Subsistence

BAH = Basic Allowance for Housing (dependent on location)

Special Pays an E-4 Servicemember (3 Years Service) May Qualify For:

Type of Pay Monthly Total
Flight Pay (Crew Member) $165 (Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard)
$150 (Air Force and Navy)
Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay $150
Aviation Career Incentive Pay
$188
Diving Duty Pay
Up to $340 a month, depending on qualifications
Incentive Pay for Hazardous Duty
$165
Special Pay for Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger
$150
Submarine Duty Incentive Pay
$100
Hardship Duty Pay
$50-$150 (depending on location)
Foreign Language Proficiency Pay
$100-300, depending on number of languages and proficiency
Special Duty Assignment Pay
Up to $600, depending on duty assignment
Career Sea Pay $280
Dislocation Allowance $1,267.30 (without dependents)
$2,086.38 (with dependents)
Family Separation Allowance $100
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