U.S. Air Force (USAF) Captain Salary in the United States

How much does an U.S. Air Force (USAF) Captain make in the United States? The average U.S. Air Force (USAF) Captain salary in the United States is $99,315 as of May 13, 2019, but the range typically falls between $86,031 and $112,127. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is an U.S. Air Force (USAF) Captain?

Captain is a title for the commander of a military unit, the commander of a ship, airplane, spacecraft, or other vessel, or the commander of a port, fire department or police department, election precinct, etc. Captain is a military rank in armies, navies, coast guards, etc., typically at the level of an officer commanding a company of infantry, a ship, or a battery of artillery, or similar distinct unit. The terms also may be used as an informal or honorary title for persons in similar commanding roles. The term "captain" derives from katepánō (Greek: κατεπάνω, lit. "[the one] placed at the...

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of U.S. Air Force (USAF) Captain in United States. The base salary for U.S. Air Force (USAF) Captain ranges from $$86,031 to $112,127 with the average base salary of $99,315. The total cash compensation, which includes bonus, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $90,604 to $121,672 with the average total cash compensation of $106,022.

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