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United States Army - E-1 Private

Yearly Base Pay

$19,199

Monthly Base Pay

$1,599.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$10.00

Seal of the Army Army Private - Rank Details


Private (PVT)

Classification Enlisted Soldier
Abbreviation PVT
NATO Code OR-1
Service United States Army
Address Private (last name)
What are a Private's Responsibilities?

A Private is the lowest rank in the United States Army. They have just begun Basic Combat Training, known colloquially as Basic, and have no responsibility other than to train and learn how to follow orders and execute their assigned soldier duties.

Privates holding the rank of E-1 have no insignia according their rank. They receive this rank upon enlistment in the Army and report to basic training.

What is a Private's Paygrade?

A Private is considered an Enlisted Soldier, with a paygrade of E-1. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-1 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Army Army Private Pay Calculator

The basic pay rate of an E-1 is $1,599.90* There is no basic pay applicable to E-1 after two years of experience. This is because the Basic Combat Training does not extend further than two years.

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Basic Pay:

Drill Pay:

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For an E-1 Private with
years of experience.

Use the slider below to calculate the basic pay and drill pay for an E-1 Private at varying years in his or her military career.

2 or less years

Over 40 years


Equivalent Ranks to an Army Private

A Private is an Enlisted Soldier, with a military paygrade of E-1. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-1 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Army Private, 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/army/private