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United States Air Force employees earn $48,000 annually on average, or $23 per hour, which is 24% lower than the national salary average of $61,000 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 5 years ago in San Antonio, TX
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$61K Systems Administrator Average Salary at United States Air Force (80 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)
"We make a decent amount of money, but the real benefits are the retirement and health care."
-$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."
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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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$41K Air Transportation Specialist Average Salary at United States Air Force (26 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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$96K QA Manager Average Salary at United States Air Force (15 salaries)

+$16K (18%) more than national average QA Manager salary ($80K)
+$48K (66%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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-$25K (70%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Compensation in the military (and a part-timer at that) is always far below the private sector. The perquisites are diminishing by the year and their quality is less than those civilians earn. I am underpaid for what I do, but I did not join the military to get rich."
$47K QA Manager ·
-$1K (2%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I think for the work that there should be more pay to keep the process running smooth and according to the many regulations that I was underpaid."
$71K QA Manager ·
+$23K (38%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$36K Knowledge Operations Manager Average Salary at United States Air Force (14 salaries)

Equal to national average Knowledge Operations Manager salary ($36K)
-$12K (28%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$2K (4%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Considering everything I believe it was okay."
+$2K (4%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Current pay is fair. "
-$24K (66%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$45K Flight Sergeant Average Salary at United States Air Force (8 salaries)

Equal to national average Flight Sergeant salary ($45K)
-$3K (6%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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-$8K (18%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Don't get paid quite enough for what we do, the benefits are second to none but the salary is not enough."
-$3K (6%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The pay was on par for all personnel within my pay grade."
+$3K (6%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$50K HVAC Journeyman Average Salary at United States Air Force (6 salaries)

Equal to national average HVAC Journeyman salary ($50K)
+$2K (4%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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-$10K (23%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"The salary I was paid in the air force as an HVAC mechanic was lower than average. There was no incentives, bonuses or pay increases according to performance. The salary stays stationary unless one was promoted to a higher rank."
-$18K (46%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Underpaid as I do a lot for the Air Force."
-$18K (46%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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$78K Assistant Squadron Superintendent Average Salary at United States Air Force (2 salaries)

Equal to national average Assistant Squadron Superintendent salary ($78K)
+$30K (47%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
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+$30K (47%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"I'm paid a salary based on my rank and geographic location of assignment. I'm neither over nor underpaid."
+$30K (47%) more than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
"Neither since I'm on a salary based on rank."
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