Army Rangers are elite soldiers who coordinate raids, recover personnel or equipment and seize airfields and other facilities. They’re trained to be the best in light infantry, airborne and direct action operations, but they still assist the Army’s general troops when needed. Rangers receive basic pay each month, which varies considerably based on rank and length of service. They also earn allowances depending on their marital and family status, the area they’re stationed and other factors.
Enlisted Rangers with less than four months of experience on active duty earned a basic pay of $1,402 per month as of January 2013. According to Army.com, private E2s with any amount of experience made $1,699.80 per month. It notes that sergeant majors with 14 years of experience were paid $5,034.30 per month, while those with more than 32 years of experience received $6,743.40 per month.
Warrant officers with two years or less of experience earned $2,811.60 each month, while those with 14 to 16 years of experience made $4,398.30 per month, as of January 2013. Warrant officers with more than 16 years of experience earned $4,549.80 per month. Chief warrant officer 4s with two years or less of experience made $3,963.90, while those with 14 to 16 years of experience received $5,713.50 per month. Chief Warrant Officer 5s, who have more than 32 years of experience, earned $8,365.20 per month.
Officers with two years or less of experience earned between $2,876.40 and $9,847.80 per month, as of January 2013. With 14 to 16 years of experience, they’re paid between $4,493.70 and $11,806.50 per month, depending on their rank. After gaining 16 years of experience, the lowest ranks remain at $4,493.70 per month while the highest ranks can earn up to $17,747.70 each month.
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