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United States Air Force employees earn $48,000 annually on average, or $23 per hour, which is 32% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at United States Air Force is a COO at $258,000 annually while the lowest paying job at United States Air Force is an Air Transportation Apprentice at $16,000 annually.

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$56K
"The military is about serving, not about getting rich. Hopefully I can use my experience and education to start a new career where I am better paid."
Posted 6 years ago in San Antonio, TX
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$61K Systems Administrator Average Salary at United States Air Force (81 salaries)

Equal to national average Systems Administrator salary ($61K)
+$13K (23%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$2K (4%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I think that $50k a year is a decent income, but I see others doing the same work bringing in $25-$30k more than that on average."
-$1K (2%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I think we are under paid in my field, but it comes with the territory in the military."
-$1K (2%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"We make a decent amount of money, but the real benefits are the retirement and health care."
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$58K Network Administrator Average Salary at United States Air Force (72 salaries)

+$3K (5%) more than national average Network Administrator salary ($55K)
+$10K (18%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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-$29K (86%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Didn't do it for the money but as compared with the nation it was not enough."
+$2K (4%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I felt like I was being underpaid based on the hours I was working in the military."
-$13K (31%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I feel I'm getting underpaid but that's my career field in the military so I have to deal with it, but the military provides me with good education and experience so I believe it makes up for the lack of pay."
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$66K Cyber Transport Craftsman Average Salary at United States Air Force (4 salaries)

Equal to national average Cyber Transport Craftsman salary ($66K)
+$18K (31%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$28K (45%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The military is notorious for underpaying members for the skills they learn which people are making more for in the private sector. Saying that, there are a lot of benefits that come along with it, and some that you just can't put a price tag on. So It does tend to balance things out in the end."
-$1K (2%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"It's the government so you're not going to get rich, but compared to the civilian world we are severely underpaid."
+$22K (37%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The military historically pays less than civilian sector, but there are many benefits that cannot be expressed in dollars."
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$71K Superintendent Average Salary at United States Air Force (132 salaries)

+$1K (1%) more than national average Superintendent salary ($70K)
+$23K (38%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$57K (74%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Its the USAF so o don't pick the salary."
+$7K (13%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Pay is fair for current rank."
-$3K (6%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$39K Crew Chief Average Salary at United States Air Force (123 salaries)

Equal to national average Crew Chief salary ($39K)
-$9K (20%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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-$8K (18%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The USAF and every military branch pay their members depending on their rank and time in service no matter what their jobs are. The military pay chart is a public information. In addition, military members are paid Basic Allowance for Sustenance (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) both untaxable. While the BAS is fixed, the BAH is adjusted according the their local cost of living."
-$16K (40%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Well underpaid for the type of work I do. It is highly technical and very tedious at times with lots of knowledge and time training required."
-$8K (18%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$75K Flight Commander Average Salary at United States Air Force (39 salaries)

Equal to national average Flight Commander salary ($75K)
+$27K (43%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$32K (50%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I feel like I am not compensated enough for the amount of work that goes into making my organization more efficient. I often work well outside regular business hours to finish my work. There are many distractions each day."
+$12K (22%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
+$52K (70%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The pay in the United States Air Force to include benefits is satisfactory. The overall pay includes fantastic benefits and the opportunity to progress throughout your career. You are also compensated based on the location that the Air Force locates you and your family to account for higher costs of living areas."
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$71K Software Engineer Average Salary at United States Air Force (28 salaries)

Equal to national average Software Engineer salary ($71K)
+$23K (38%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$28K (45%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"A little underpaid. I do get a good pension, but I'd rather see that money now than IOUs."
+$27K (43%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$12K (22%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$64K Electronics Engineer Average Salary at United States Air Force (27 salaries)

Equal to national average Electronics Engineer salary ($64K)
+$16K (28%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$40K (58%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The pay as a civilian working with the DoD on the GS pay scale and Acq Demo scale has been very rewarding. I started as a GS-9 and then DoD changed all Engineer pay to performance based pay system called Acq Demo. Overall Acq Demi has allowed me to move up in pay quickly."
+$50K (68%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Pay was great; can't complain."
+$22K (37%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$41K Air Transportation Specialist Average Salary at United States Air Force (25 salaries)

Equal to national average Air Transportation Specialist salary ($41K)
-$7K (15%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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-$3K (6%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
-$28K (82%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"For the extreme weather conditions we are exposed to, the stressful environment and the bs we have to deal with this job is extremely underpaid. I would not recommend it for my worst enemy."
+$17K (30%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Your definition of over or under paid for the military depends on your political views. I really enjoyed the pay. It gave my family plenty of opportunities and "toys." There are some that disagree with me. The work requires no prior knowledge, training, or experience. So, the pay is EXCELLENT. But, here is the tradeoff that makes you earn it. You have to sign a contract that basically says, "Sir, I swear that I will go wherever you tell me to and stand in front of a flying bullet.""
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$84K IT Manager Average Salary at United States Air Force (18 salaries)

+$3K (3%) more than national average IT Manager salary ($81K)
+$36K (54%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$12K (22%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"In the Air Force they do not take years of experience or education into account when it comes to salary. You need to be in service for so many years and then you take a test to move up in salary. For my current experience and education I am currently being underpaid in the Air Force. I'm not frustrated with this, but I am ready to make the move into the civilian sector and have a more competitive salary."
+$62K (78%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I feel I'm being paid well, but not overpaid... Is there such a thing? :)"
$91K IT Manager ·
+$43K (61%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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