Happy 248th birthday Marine Corps: How much do marines earn


The US Marine Corps has a rich and storied history, dating back to its founding on November 10, 1775.

Captain Samuel Nicholas was the first Commandant of the Marine Corps.

As we celebrate 248th birthday of the Marine Corps, we tell you how much a marine earns.

The first three rankings in the Marines are Private (E-1), Private First Class (E-2) and Lance Corporal (E-3).

In the first 4 months of service, an E-1, E-2 and E-3 Marine earn $1,602.30, $1,942.50 and $2,042.70 monthly.

Enlisted member gets $372.31/month. Officer gets $256.68/month as allowances for food and housing.

While a Second Lieutenant’s salary is $39,445.20 per year, a Major General earns $131,994 per year.

Marines with training and a degree are also eligible for a sign-on bonus and special pay.

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