Fighting Funds

Physician's Money Digest, May 31 2003, Volume 10, Issue 10

By all measures, our brave fighting men and women did America proud in the Middle East. But what are our 300,000+ military personnel in Iraq getting paid for putting life and limb in harm's way? Here's a sampling:

Source: New York Times and Time, April 2003

The average soldier also gets $150 per month in combat pay. Soldiers with families receive a monthly dependency compensation of $948 for a spouse and $247 per child. In case of death, a soldier gets a $60,000 "death gratuity" payable in 3 days. They also get $250,000 in life insurance.