United States Army - E-1 Private
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Army Private - Rank Details
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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?
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.
Army Private Pay Calculator
The basic pay rate of an E-1 is $1,680.90* 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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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
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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Private
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.