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Posted: 8/23/2010 4:11:15 PM EDT


Any idea?
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 4:50:35 PM EDT
depends on if you live off base and where your home of residence is. I made a crapton in Iraq because BAH is great for us in CA.
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 5:28:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DocBach:
depends on if you live off base and where your home of residence is. I made a crapton in Iraq because BAH is great for us in CA.


I checked the rates, Oklahoma sucks for BAH! $834 a month, orange county ,ca is 1900!
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 8:33:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:
Originally Posted By DocBach:
depends on if you live off base and where your home of residence is. I made a crapton in Iraq because BAH is great for us in CA.


I checked the rates, Oklahoma sucks for BAH! $834 a month, orange county ,ca is 1900!

Depends how long you've been in ... base pay for E-4 (and however many years of service) + BAS + BAH + Family Separation Pay + Hostile Fire Pay + Hazardous Duty Pay (IIRC) and any other bonuses you get such as language pay or jump pay or whatever.

All tax free, though taxes may be taken out, you should get them all back on the next year's tax return. I got stoploss pay as well and I was pulling in quite a bit for a while there. (for an E4)
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 8:39:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Infantry26:

Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:
Originally Posted By DocBach:
depends on if you live off base and where your home of residence is. I made a crapton in Iraq because BAH is great for us in CA.


I checked the rates, Oklahoma sucks for BAH! $834 a month, orange county ,ca is 1900!

Depends how long you've been in ... base pay for E-4 (and however many years of service) + BAS + BAH + Family Separation Pay + Hostile Fire Pay + Hazardous Duty Pay (IIRC) and any other bonuses you get such as language pay or jump pay or whatever.

All tax free, though taxes may be taken out, you should get them all back on the next year's tax return. I got stoploss pay as well and I was pulling in quite a bit for a while there. (for an E4)

Yep, its different for everyone. As an E4 Tanker in Iraq in 2007 I made about $3100 a month. as an EOD E5 in Afghanistan in 2010 I make close to double that.
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 8:16:26 AM EDT
Can't say for E4, but I'm and E3 living off base getting San Diego county BAH and all the other extras and I'm getting just over $4300 a month.
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 5:07:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:
Originally Posted By DocBach:
depends on if you live off base and where your home of residence is. I made a crapton in Iraq because BAH is great for us in CA.


I checked the rates, Oklahoma sucks for BAH! $834 a month, orange county ,ca is 1900!


I'm getting roughly 2k a month here, but I haven't filed for Separation Pay either yet, I'm waiting till I get back to do that. I live on base too so I'm not getting the BAH either.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 9:47:53 AM EDT
I made $1000 more per month as an E-4 in Hawaii than I did as an E-5 at Ft Hood, TX. Its all about locality, most places in the mainland have crappy BAH rates and no COLA.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:07:42 PM EDT

In Garrison

BAH and BAS no separation pay I get 1750 a check. With Separation due to prolonged training 2050 a check

In country

Double that and little more
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