As of August 2015, the average Marine Corps worker makes between $23,443 and $71,353. Depending on the geographical area in which a Marine Corps employee works, the average yearly salary could be much higher or lower.
In Washington, D.C., and Quantico, Virginia, workers make the highest average yearly pay, which is $79,000 and $60,000 respectively. Years of experience also influence the average, with the highest paid employees having around nine to 20 years of experience. Position also factors into salary. A captain and a communications officer will make significantly more than a technician or an enlisted lance corporal. Enlisted men make between $17,252 and $38,638, whereas officers make upwards of $170,000.