Valor Unveiled: A Glimpse Into The Sacrifices And Salaries Of America's Military Heroes

A Note On Allowances

Service members are provided with various benefits in addition to competitive pay. Through Tricare, members and their families and retired veterans are given access to health care plans, special programs, prescriptions, and more. Furthermore, members receive an allowance for food and housing, most of which is non-taxable. In 2021, enlisted members earned $386 per month, while officers received a smaller amount of $266 each month.