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Military salary in the United States

Average salary
$34,000/yr
Based on 114,205 income tax records
$19,000
$82,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$19,000
$82,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Military in the United States is $34,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 114,205 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Military salaries in the United States can vary between $19,000 to $82,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Military salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Salinas Metro Area, CA
253 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$29K – $71K
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Harrisburg Metro Area, PA
145 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$32K – $64K
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Montgomery Metro Area, AL
297 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$32K – $64K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
465 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$33K – $56K
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Des Moines Metro Area, IA
126 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$29K – $60K
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Huntsville Metro Area, AL
128 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$27K – $74K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
179 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$29K – $55K
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Norwich Metro Area, CT
346 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$35K – $51K
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Poughkeepsie Metro Area, NY
199 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$28K – $75K
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Portland Metro Area, ME
127 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$28K – $52K
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Wilmington Metro Area, NC
125 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$30K – $64K
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Columbia Metro Area, SC
512 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$30K – $54K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
3,984 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$31K – $64K
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Columbus Metro Area, GA
858 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$29K – $54K
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New Orleans Metro Area, LA
374 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$31K – $53K
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Olympia Metro Area, WA
575 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$31K – $55K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
479 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$28K – $72K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
2,574 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$29K – $50K
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Bremerton Metro Area, WA
1,070 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$30K – $48K
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Savannah Metro Area, GA
547 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$30K – $50K
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Corpus Christi Metro Area, TX
196 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$28K – $48K
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Dayton Metro Area, OH
503 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$28K – $52K
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Augusta Metro Area, GA
950 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$31K – $49K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
1,686 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$29K – $50K
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Fayetteville Metro Area, NC
2,472 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$30K – $49K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
131 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$26K – $50K
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Pensacola Metro Area, FL
1,133 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$30K – $47K
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Mobile Metro Area, AL
106 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$28K – $47K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
1,837 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$29K – $47K
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Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO
2,123 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$29K – $48K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
314 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$27K – $47K
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Reno Metro Area, NV
115 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$25K – $48K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
6,430 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$28K – $46K
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Anchorage Metro Area, AK
958 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$28K – $45K
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Gulfport Metro Area, MS
562 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$27K – $44K
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Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
3,502 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$29K – $47K
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Killeen Metro Area, TX
1,948 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$29K – $47K
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El Paso Metro Area, TX
1,519 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$28K – $46K
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Palm Bay Metro Area, FL
337 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$28K – $45K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
306 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$27K – $49K
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Boise City Metro Area, ID
243 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$26K – $49K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
328 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$27K – $49K
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Knoxville Metro Area, TN
145 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$26K – $48K
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Crestview Metro Area, FL
1,301 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$27K – $46K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
430 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$25K – $52K
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Clarksville Metro Area, TN
1,462 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$28K – $44K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
323 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$26K – $50K
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Yuma Metro Area, AZ
240 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$26K – $45K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
2,333 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$28K – $46K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
5,801 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$27K – $43K

Military salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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US Department Of Defense, Falls Church County, VA
10 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$71K – $90K
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US Coast Guard, Alexandria County, VA
13 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$51K – $68K
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State Of New York, Queens County, NY
12 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$29K – $36K

Military demographics in the United States

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60% are single
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40% are married
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32% have kids
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28% own a home

Military salaries by age

$0
$15,500
$31,000
$46,500
$62,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Militaries in the United States

114,205 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a military in the United States is $34,000 per year. Military salaries in the United States can vary between $19,000 to $82,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 114,205 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as military.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for militaries in the United States: US Department of Defense ($81,500 a year), US Coast Guard ($62,500 a year), and State of New York ($32,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for militaries in the United States: Salinas Metro Area, CA ($47,500 a year), Harrisburg Metro Area, PA ($47,500 a year), and Montgomery Metro Area, AL ($45,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.