U.S. Navy Seals should earn more than 20000$ as a starting salary

March 10, 2017, 12:51 pm

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The debate "U.S. Navy Seals should earn more than 20000$ as a starting salary" was started by CHuss34 on March 10, 2017, 12:51 pm. 9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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CHuss34, Ematio, human, redstar, EthanTReilly and 4 visitors agree.
3 visitors disagree.

Yeah, no. doing a year in the military wont make your grades go from Es to As.

2 years, 4 months ago
Nemiroff
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some people do it for a scholarship to get the CHANCE to get good or bad grades and eventually possibly rise up to the highest of professions.

2 years, 4 months ago

people join the military for lots of reasons. some do it for patriotism, some do it for a steady pay check. some do it for a legal way to kill people. others like the power and authority it gives them.

generalizing one motivation to everyone in the military is wildly inaccurate.

2 years, 4 months ago
neveralone
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they believe in something more than themselves.

2 years, 4 months ago

People dont choose the army because they can just "pick another career", the reason they pick the army is usually because their grades were too low for them to get a better job.

2 years, 4 months ago

just a couple of things to keep in mind. the salary quoted is for an E-1 base pay. the pay goes up as you go up in rank. Furthermore, they get tax free housing and food allowances while stateside. they also get pay bonuses for second language skills etc.... so if you consider free housing for them and their families, free food for them and their families, as well as pay bonuses and deployment bonuses, they actually make fairly good money

I'd say the real problem is that they are kinda abandoned after they separated from the Navy (unless they retire from the Navy). they essentially leave with no marketable skills, no job experience, and mental distress. We give them mediocre healthcare and if they get jobs after their service, they are forced to work low paying entry-level jobs.

compounding this issue are predatory for-profit "colleges" which target veterans to essentially steal their G.I. bills and leave them with almost worthless degrees.

2 years, 4 months ago

again, that's the base salary if they aren't deployed. if they are actually doing their job they make way more than that.

2 years, 4 months ago
CHuss34
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exactly true. that's the problem. the guys who make it 15 years maybe make it to 60,000 a year. if that. but, can we seriously only offer the best warfighters on the face of this earth slightly more than burger flippers

2 years, 4 months ago

yes, gratitude and need.

2 years, 4 months ago
PsychDave
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While they are fighting to protect their women and children, those women and children need to eat. They also tend to like having somewhere to live and something to wear. That means that they need money. Hence why men and women who serve in the military need pay.

2 years, 4 months ago
Nemiroff
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if they were doing it for the money they would have picked a different career. we choose to reward our servicemen with compensation out of gratitude.

2 years, 4 months ago

they should get less. they should be fighting to protect their women and children back home, not for the money.

2 years, 4 months ago

but that is just their base salary. they get lots of bonuses for various things. jump pay, dive pay, demolition pay, hostile fire pay and family seperation pay.

when actually actively doing their job they can make alot more than $23,000 per year.

2 years, 4 months ago

a Navy seal makes $23,000 per year the second they become one.

2 years, 4 months ago
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