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How much money do you earn in the Marine Corps?

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2011-05-18 12:45:46

I'm assuming that if someone is asking this they are thinking of

enlisting in the Marine Corps. Wise decision. The basic monthly pay

for someone attending recruit trainig is 1203.90. This is for your

first 4 months in any military service. After 4 months it goes up

to 1301.40. This is assuming you come in as a Private and do not

get any meritorious promotions in your contract or while in Recruit

Training. All food, medical, dental and housing expenses are also

paid for you. If you have no bills you can pocket the entire

paycheck every month. A full version of the military pay tables is

available online at If you

are stationed overseas you will also be paid a Cost of living

Allowance because it costs more to live overseas. All services pay

is based off the same chart so the pay will be the same in any

service. I hope this answers your question.


Go to to

see the current pay chart. -Joe

In another words, you work harder in the US Marines for no more

pay than the Army. The reasons for joining the Marines is thus not

purely financial because if it were, you would not be joining the


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