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Captain yearly salaries in the United States at U.S. Army

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$87,109 per year
Above national average

Salary estimated from 5 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: July 20, 2021

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Common benefits at U.S. Army

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Financial perks

  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Loan repayment program


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
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Reviews about Pay & Benefits for Captain in U.S. Army

I'm Happy I joined, but I'm also happy I'm getting out

There were ups and downs to be sure. If you make it out of TRADOC and can accept that you'll be stationed somewhere new every 4 years you may find you enjoy your time. It really will depend on your MOS (job) and your leadership. It's too big of an organization to really make any definitive statements. Overall, I enjoyed my time in the Army, but I'm happy to be moving on. The job security is virtually guaranteed and the benefits, if you take advantage of them, are unmatched. If you find yourself in FORSCOM, enjoy the monthly four day weekends and embrace the week long field problems. You also accrue 2.5 days of leave every month, which amounts to 30 days in a year. Can't really beat it starting out, but they really do extract the life out of you when it comes time for JRTC, NTC, deployments, and other extended field problems.


pay, health care, promotion opportunities, tuition assistance, development opportunities


deployments, field problems, can be dangerous (MOS dependent)
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Hard Life but great Benefits

Great benefits, both in and out of uniform along with decent pay for the work you do at most levels. Work Life balance and management can be horrific. But, if I had to I'd still do it all over again.
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Excellent Choice for Young Adults to Build Leadership Skills

I served in the US Army for seven years. My intent was to receive some world-class training, travel the globe, and partake in truly unique missions and experiences one simply cannot get in the private sector. I am happy to say I loved my time in the Army and would do it again.However, the job will often take your nights, your weekends, and your holidays. While the Army was fairly good about comping time taken with further time off, don't expect a ton of flexibility. The Army will completely envelop every aspect of your personal life - there is no protected time "off the clock." This is the simple nature of national defense and working in an apparatus that can't afford to shut down.Although the Army takes a lot, it gives back even more in the intangibles: discipline, leadership skills, and character. Whatever your long-term goals are, having military service on the resume is a testament to employers that you are disciplined, have unparalleled leadership experience, and can slice through ambiguity.I wholeheartedly recommend at least some service in the US Army for anyone who wants to develop these intangibles, be part of truly unique projects across the world, and be part of a team that sticks together even far after you've completed your service.


Unparalleled leadership opportunities, benefits, camaraderie, unique opportunities (who doesn't want to say they can jump out of a helicopter?).


Work-life balance, unpredictability of the job.
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How much does a Captain make at U.S. Army in the United States?

Average U.S. Army Captain yearly pay in the United States is approximately $87,109, which is 41% above the national average.

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