United States Army - E-4 Specialist
Yearly Base Pay
$25,067 - $30,427
Monthly Base Pay
$2,088.90 - $2,535.60
Hourly Base Pay *
$13.06 - $15.85
Army Specialist - Rank Details
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What are a Specialist's Responsibilities?
A soldier in the Army holding the rank of Specialist holds the first rank with leadership responsibilities. Unofficially known as a team leader, Specialists manage a small number of other soldiers of lower rank, privates of all class.
Officially, the job of a specialist is to ensure soldiers under their charge are experts in the their individual responsibilities and duties. Specialists themselves are recognized experts in the specialized knowledge of individual soldiers in all capacities; it is from this qualification that the name and title of specialists arises.
Specialist is a common rank in the Army, achieved after a minimum of two years of service and after consistently demonstrated good performance of individual duties and responsibilities.
What is a Specialist's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Specialist's payscale, the process of becoming a Specialist, and the history of the rank in the United States Army.
Army Specialist Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Specialist is $2,088.90 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $2,535.60 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Specialist, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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years of experience.
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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Specialist
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Army Specialist, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.