Pay Confusion?

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  1. iz314

    iz314 New Member

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    I am asking this out of pure curiosity and confusion.
    So the pay for a junior officer on the Army website is around $35,000. I seem to remember that the USMA website had a salary at about $70,000, and I just read an article that had the same number. Just wondering why this is...?
     
  2. USNAhopeful88

    USNAhopeful88 Member

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    I believe the base salary is roughly 35,000 but then you also receive a housing salary of 15-25k and some sort of stipend for food. I believe the pay is usually closer to 60k right out of college but there are also bonuses available of up to 17k ish I think.
     
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    Don't count on any 17Kish bonuses.

    The housing "salary" is called BAH
    The "Stipend for food" is called BAS

    BAH depends on where your stationed.
     
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    By way of example:

    A newly minted 2LT at Fort Campbell would make
    Base Pay - $2934.30
    BAH - $1206.00
    BAS - $253.38

    Total: $4393.68 x 12 = $52,720.56

    Figure you'll lose about 15% to taxes, so your net will be around $44,000 in your pockets.
     
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