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ARMY people....

I was wondering if all the people in the army ( well that has the same job just living in different states) Do they all get paid the same??
Kinda confusing but say you live in California in the army then they move you somewhere where cost is MUCH cheaper do you get paid more money less money or what?

Thanks so much kinda just a fun question


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Asked by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (4)
  • It does vary from state to to state espeically if you're married. You get BAH (basic allowance for housing) They go off the cost of living. Such here in Utah we only get $900 living in Washington we got $1300

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:20 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Your regular pay does not change it's the same across the board. So if you are single you get paid the same wherever you go since you would be living on base until you either get married or get a ranking of Seargant or higher. But the housing pay changes based on the area and family size. Then if the person on active duty goes on a hardship tour you get more $ since you are seperated.

    Answer by andria82 at 11:09 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • There is also COLA for some areas. COLA is cost of living allowance. When we lived in Germany we got between $300-$500 extra a month. This pay was separate from the Base pay but was paid on the first of the month paycheck. From the last I heard the only ones (in the Army) who get COLA are those stationed in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Alaska, Hawaii, and some parts of California.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:07 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Your BAH(basic allowance for housing) or COLA(Cost of Living Allowance) changes but you base pay goes off of your rank and how many years you've been in

    Answer by My_3_Babies at 11:47 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

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