Originally Posted by Phobia
There might be a few officers making a legitimate $60k but most of them probably qualify for food stamps if they have 2 or 3 kids.
Big chart here for the curious:
"Bear in mind that the American military maintains various "other" pays that are not included as part of the pay tables above. These include Hazardous Duty, Imminent Danger Pay (otherwise known as Combat Pay), Submarine Duty Pay among others. Additionally, there are certain allowances provided such as Clothing Allowance, Basic Allowance for Housing and Cost of Living Allowance."
No medical costs, education benefits...