Military salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 176,119 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Militaries make?
The average total salary for a Military is $37,500 per year. This is based on data from 176,119 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Military and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Military salary can vary between $20,000 to $90,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Military salary by location

Military salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
US Department Of Defense, Falls Church County, VA
15 income tax records
$25K – $133K
US Coast Guard, Calvert County, MD
12 income tax records
$30K – $128K
State Of New York, Kings County, NY
16 income tax records
$29K – $51K

Military demographics in 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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34% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Militaries in United States

176,119 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a military in the United States is $37,500 per year. Military salaries in the United States can vary between $20,000 to $90,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 176,119 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 ($88,500 a year), US Coast Guard ($73,500 a year), and State of New York ($40,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for militaries in the United States: Harrisburg Metro Area, PA ($50,000 a year), Salinas Metro Area, CA ($50,000 a year), and Huntsville Metro Area, AL ($50,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.