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  • Pay during Basic

    I was just wondering if you have a 4 year degree already, do you get paid more during basic or not til after?

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    Re: Pay during Basic

    Yes, with a bachelors degree you enter as an E-4.

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    • #3
      Re: Pay during Basic

      you get paid as a Specialist.....it's about 40K a year. Depends on where you live and stuff. Depends on if you have an apartment, house, dependants and stuff too.

      Check this cacluator out it's pretty sweet.

      http://militarypay.defense.gov/pay/calc/index.html

      There's also pay charts on armytimes.com.

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      • #4
        Re: Pay during Basic

        Well you have to be ranked as a specialist. It's possible to get the rank as soon as you join with the degree, but nothing is ever set in stone until you get the contract that states it.

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        • #5
          Re: Pay during Basic

          Originally posted by Chaplain4me View Post
          you get paid as a Specialist.....it's about 40K a year. Depends on where you live and stuff. Depends on if you have an apartment, house, dependants and stuff too.

          Check this cacluator out it's pretty sweet.

          http://militarypay.defense.gov/pay/calc/index.html
          There's also pay charts on armytimes.com.

          40K a year? That much money?

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          • #6
            Re: Pay during Basic

            Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
            40K a year? That much money?
            He's including BAH and the tax advantages in that total. The normal base pay is about 23k. Also to the OP- you have to provide a leasing agreement or something that shows you own a house or pay rent to recieve full BAH. Don't automatically go assuming you will get it.

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            • #7
              Re: Pay during Basic

              Originally posted by EOrsini View Post
              He's including BAH and the tax advantages in that total. The normal base pay is about 23k. Also to the OP- you have to provide a leasing agreement or something that shows you own a house or pay rent to recieve full BAH. Don't automatically go assuming you will get it.
              Still not a bad gig for a E4 with less than 2 TIS $40k. IET AD members can't wait to marry Suzy to get the "big bucks".

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              • #8
                Re: Pay during Basic

                Originally posted by 7011USMC View Post
                Still not a bad gig for a E4 with less than 2 TIS $40k. IET AD members can't wait to marry Suzy to get the "big bucks".
                Touche that. Especially with the economy. However lets pray we get a budget soon lol

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                • #9
                  Re: Pay during Basic

                  You also have to figure in 30 days paid vacation.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pay during Basic

                    Originally posted by Chaplain4me View Post
                    You also have to figure in 30 days paid vacation.
                    I remember when I started off making 6K a year as a private.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pay during Basic

                      Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
                      I remember when I started off making 6K a year as a private.
                      WOW "old timer" I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK!!!...that was when men were men and sheep were scared lol.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pay during Basic

                        Originally posted by 7011USMC View Post
                        WOW "old timer" I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK!!!...that was when men were men and sheep were scared lol.
                        I think you are right behind me my friend.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pay during Basic

                          Originally posted by Chaplain4me View Post
                          You also have to figure in 30 days paid vacation.
                          This is only for a full year, the OP is only going to basic and AIT lol. He won't be getting the full year base pay. Don't raise this poor man's hopes Chappy!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pay during Basic

                            Originally posted by EOrsini View Post
                            This is only for a full year, the OP is only going to basic and AIT lol. He won't be getting the full year base pay. Don't raise this poor man's hopes Chappy!
                            I was waiting for someone to clarify this. That $38,000 a year with 30 days paid vacation specialist salary is for full-time AD only. Otherwise, I would have quit my full-time job yesterday!

                            Regular ARNG salary for a weekend warrior specialist (1 weekend a month, 2 weeks in the summer) is a little over $250 a month, give or take a few dollars according to your state. You do get full-time AD benefits (Tricare, BAH & full-time pay) while you're away at BCT/AIT or if you're deployed but that's about it.
                            Last edited by VICEROY06; March 1st, 2011, 12:11 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pay during Basic

                              Originally posted by VICEROY06 View Post
                              I was waiting for someone to clarify this. That $38,000 a year with 30 days paid vacation specialist salary is for full-time AD only. Otherwise, I would have quit my full-time job yesterday!

                              Regular ARNG salary for a weekend warrior specialist (1 weekend a month, 2 weeks in the summer) is a little over $250 a month, give or take a few dollars according to your state. You do get full-time AD benefits (Tricare & BAH) while you're away at BCT/AIT or if you're deployed but that's about it.
                              I was originally leaving it alone because I figured it was a known fact, but after all the convo that was starting to get thrown in I needed to ensure it was no longer left up to common sense lol

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