As of 2015, the salary of a second lieutenant in the Army who has fewer than two years of service is $2,905 per month. Second lieutenants with longer service earn higher salaries.
Second lieutenants with between two and three years of service earn $3,024 per month, while those with more than three years of service receive $3,655 per month. Some second lieutenants receive their officer's commission after serving as enlisted soldiers. They earn a higher salary than second lieutenants who do not have previous enlisted service. The starting salary of a second lieutenant with four years of enlisted service is $3,655 per month, which increases to $3,903 per month after two years. A second lieutenant commissioned after eight years of enlisted service starts at $4,048 per month.