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

The Pay Chart

Their rank and experience determine the salary that a service member earns. As enlisted members and commissioned officers progress within their field, their tier of pay increases. Generally, the more senior the rank, the higher the base salary. In total, military personnel are divided into 29 pay tiers. The top tiers are only accessible to those who have obtained the highest positions, such as officers, and have served for over 20 years.