Military and civilian pay are not the same. The G.I. Jobs military-to-civilian pay calculator shows you the civilian salary equivalent
to your current military pay, taking into account factors such as:
- Benefits like health care, dental, etc.
- Special (incentive) pay
- Location after the military
- Tax rates
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Income earned outside of military duties, including part time work and/or a spouse’s paycheck.
Tax Exemptions are found on your LES, block #36 (“EX”), and also on IRS Form W-4 (line “H”).
Not sure or don’t have these documents?
Just use your total number of dependents, including yourself.
The default costs shown are what you should expect to pay "out of pocket" for health care. Companies often pay a copayment (percentage) of healthcare costs as an employee benefit. If your future employer pays a percentage of costs, you can find the "out of pocket" expense by subtracting the company copayment percentage from the number 100. Then multiple this % x the total cost. For example, with a company copayment of 60%, out-of-pocket cost = 100-60 = 40%. Then 40% x $12,000 = $4800 out of pocket cost. Input this number in the field.
Not sure if your future employer will offer a copayment? Assume all the costs will be out of pocket as a worst-case, then be sure to ask prospective employers.”
How did you get the “Total Civilian Pay” number?
We used your inputs to find total military “take home” pay, then computed your tax savings from exemptions (BAH, BAS). Next, we calculated the civilian pay needed to match your current military take home pay. Total civilian pay needed to match your military pay is usually higher due to the medical benefits and tax advantages associated with being active duty.
Why don’t the “Total Gross Pay” numbers match my LES or bank statement?
Verify that your inputs on the calculator match your LES (check # of dependents, residency, years of service and grade). If these figures match, the discrepancy is likely caused by “allotments” that are set-up to be automatically taken out of your paycheck. Examples include life insurance allotments, child support, and retirement savings. These are listed on your LES under “allotments”.