Native Americans have played a vital role in the U.S. Military for decades. They often join nowadays for the excellent pay.
If you’re interested in joining the military, you already have a long list of reasons why. No one takes on this commitment without feeling strongly about their country, having a sense of duty and a willingness to sacrifice for their fellow Americans. However, if you have a family to support, you’re also concerned about their well-being. You need to know what 2013 military pay charts are and how to use them to figure out how your family will be taken care of.
The pay tables apply to all of America’s armed forces. These include the Air Force, Coast Guard, Army, Marines, the Navy and the Reserves.
In January of 2013, President Obama signed an order of Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay. Now the monthly basic pay for all orders on the military pay chart are 1.7% more per month.
The monthly pay is listed by ranking. It is fairly easy to read if you have an understanding of military grade and rankings. The column on the left is the grade. Once you locate your grade, look for the number of years served on the right side of the column. Where those columns intersect is where you’ll find the box that states how much your pay will be before tax.
However, this is only a reference to basic pay and does not take into account allowances for food, housing or clothing. If you don’t have a family to support, it’s possible to save all of your earnings. If managed wisely, you can even save up to 100,000 during your first five years of service.