Military Enlisted Pay Breakdown

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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 $27,778 $27,778
BAS $4,419 $4,419
BAH $7,373 $9,821
Cash Total $39,570 $42,018
Tax Advantage $1,768 $2,136
Regular Military Compensation $41,338 $43,746

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 $295
Dislocation Allowance $1,310.73 (without dependents)
$2,157.88 (with dependents)
Family Separation Allowance $250.00


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