Civilian vs. Military Pay Calculator
Many new military retirees are shocked when they get their first civilian paycheck and find it's a good bit less than they were expecting. That's because unlike military pay, civilian salaries are fully taxable. If you're a retiring or separating member, this calculator can help you better understand how much you'll need to earn as a civilian to realize the same take-home pay you had in the military. Note that this is just a first-level calculator. You may also need to account for contributions to a 401(k) retirement plan, health insurance, and other expenses.