All starting salaries can be found online. It is public record. As an example though I give you my numbers as a Sergeant, E5, with 5 years in service. With my base salary, BAS and BAH I will make a little over $44,000 this year. Only about $29,000 being taxable. BAS/BAH are exempt. Bonuses are based on a lot of factors and can never be predicted. The benefits are amazing for the service member. You can go for free to the Doc, dentist, audiologist, etc. You get a $400,000 life insurance policy for ~$30. Families go to the Base medical facility for free, off base the may have to pay a small amount, normally around 20%. The travel is obvious if you watch the news. Throw 120 days a year going to a training base, school or deployment training on top of 365 days of deployment and your free/family time dwindles fast. You can't beat the benefits and camaraderie. The perks and treats are what you make them. I always enjoyed shooting at the range with any weapons system.