Military and Civilian Earnings: An Index Number Comparison
Rept. for period ending Aug 1986
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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There has been continuing interest in the question of how well paid soldiers are relative to their civilian counterparts. Historical comparisons are shown here for several components of military pay, including basic pay, subsistence and housing allowances, and tax advantages. The results of this study show that soldiers pay has kept pace with inflation since 1981, but that higher ranking soldier are still underpaid relative to their counterparts who had the same rank, years of service, and marital status in 1972. Keywords Retirement, Economics Earnings Benefits Recruiting Recruiting Retention Enlistments Quadrennial Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation QRMC Officer Personnel Discount rates Commissary Housing.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations