posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 10:46 PM
Let us take a look at wage discrepancies between our soldiers shall we? It is the old go-to in American society when you can't get a job, people
often join the military to be of service to their country and to get ahead in life... hey, the more you get paid, the more you can contribute to
This is only a broad view, which doesn't go into the specifics of BAS, BAH, retirement, education, medical expenses, vacation, etc. but if one of you
wishes to post that up as well, please do!
An enlisted member (E-1) in the US military makes $1,516.43 per month.
$1516.43 x 12 = $18,197.16/yr. (this is only several thousand dollars above poverty.)
An officer (O-1) in the US military makes $2,876.63 per month.
$2876.63 x 12 = $34,519.56 (take into consideration student debt and minimum payments, etc.)
Now, if I were to say that I could contribute more in taxes to the USA by working in the military in Canada, it might sound crazy. But it's the
Canada enlisted base pay $2,751 per month.
$2,751 x 12 = $33,012
Canadian armed forces officer (CADET) base pay = $2,775
$2,775 x 12 = $33,300
Then there is Australia. Land of Kangaroos and beautiful women with accents.
Enlisted pay $33,619/year (...recruit...) but after basic training they're paid $38,422/yr. After exchanging currencies that turns out to be
Officer pay starts out at $48,266. That is $50,534.50 after currency exchange.
So what are peoples thoughts on this?Could Americans join foreign services and actually make more money for the USA through purchases/taxes than they
would otherwise be able to by working at Taco Bell or even the USMC?!