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United States Air Force - E-2 Airman

Yearly Base Pay

$21,078

Monthly Base Pay

$1,756.50

Hourly Base Pay *

$10.98

Air Force Airman - Rank Details


Airman (Amn)

Classification Enlisted Airman
Abbreviation Amn
NATO Code OR-2
Service United States Air Force
Address Airman (last name)
What are an Airman's Responsibilities?

An airman in the U.S. Air Force is the second lowest enlisted rank and directly above airman basic. It is equivalent to the rank of private in the Army, private first class in the Marines, and seaman apprentice in the Navy/Coast Guard. Airman is the also an entry-level rank for newly or recently enlisted members of the Air Force.

Airmen are responsible for continue initial training and adjusting to life in the Air Force. Airmen typically spend a lot of time in training and shadowing more experienced enlisted personnel just like airman basics. Most airmen are enrolled in schools for their duty specialty. The actual length of this training varies by job but could be as long as one year.

What is an Airman's Paygrade?

An Airman is considered an Enlisted Airman, with a paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about an Airman's payscale, the process of becoming a Airman, and the history of the rank in the United States Air Force.

Seal of the Air Force Air Force Airman Pay Calculator

Starting pay for an Airman is $1,756.50 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for an Airman, or visit our Air Force pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


Basic Pay:

Drill Pay:

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Use the slider below to calculate the basic pay and drill pay for an E-2 Airman at varying years in his or her military career.

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Equivalent Ranks to an Air Force Airman

An Airman is an Enlisted Airman, with a military paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Air Force Airman, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/military/air-force/airman