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Pay & Benefits

two vets and boy with puppyHow Much Will I Get Paid?

Pay in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps is very competitive. Pay is determined by rank and time in service. The following table outlines pay for the most common entry level ranks and time in service.

 

2014 Regular Military Compensation For a Veterinary Corps Officer

Years of Service

 

< 2

> 2

> 3

> 4

> 6

> 8

Captain

$51,941.68

$58,151.68

$62,331.28

$67,468.48

$70,438.48

$73,700.08

Major

$58,324.48

$66,658.48

$70,744.48

$71,651.68

$75,442.48

$79,506.88

 

This figure does not include Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), which is based on geographical location and dependents.  For example, a Captain without dependents located in San Antonio, TX would receive an additional $18,000 in BAH annually.


Sea lion towingWhat Other Benefits Will I Receive?

  • Full medical and dental coverage for service member
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage for dependents
  • Low-cost life insurance
  • 30 days paid leave per year plus 10 federal holidays
  • Paid continuing education
  • Cost-free moves for family and belongings
  • Post-DVM educational opportunities
  • Retirement plan
  • Leadership and practice management opportunities

For general questions regarding service in the Army Veterinary Corps, contact the Corps Chief's Office by e-mail or call 210-221-8149.