If you work in the health care field you may be eligible for a special pay bonus. The following is a summary of these bonuses and who qualifies for them:
Who is Eligible
A commissioned officer serving in a pay grade below O-7 who is a pharmacy officer in the Medical Service Corps of the Army or Navy, or the Biomedical Science Corps of the Air Force and is on active duty under a call or order to active duty for a period of not less than 2 years; and executes a contract to remain on active duty for a minimum of 2 years is eligible for a retention bonus.
Pharmacy Officer retention special pay will not exceed $15,000 per year for a 2-year obligation.
Retention Special Pay
An Optometry Officer who has completed any initial active duty service commitment incurred for education and training; and is determined by the Secretary concerned to be a qualified as an optometrist; may be eligible for retention special pay.
Optometry officers may be paid a retention special pay of not more than $15,000 for any 12-month period
Optometry Officer Special Pay
A commissioned officer of the Regular Army,Navy, or the Air Force who is designated as an optometry officer, or a commissioned officer of a Reserve Component of the Army, Navy, or the Air Force who is designated as an optometry officer who is on active duty as a result of a call or order to active duty for a period of at least 1-year; or an optometry officer on active duty less than 1-year, other than active duty for training is eligible for Optometry Special Pay.
$100 a month for each month of active duty.
An officer in the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service who is designated as a psychologist, and has been awarded a diploma as a Diplomate in Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, entitled to special pay.
Also eligible for special pay is one who:
or one who: