I was curious this afternoon, and decided to figure out what one of my commanders was making. Just to generalize this, I decided to see what the maximum a military physician could make. You may or may not find this interesting. First, we'll assume this person is an O-6 orthopedic surgeon who lives in NYC with 26 years service, currently serving in a combat zone (yea right). Basic Pay: $9035.70/month = $108,428.40/year BAH: $2621/month = $31,452/year BAS: $192.74/month = $2312.88/year VSP: $583.33/month = $7000/year BCP: $500/month = $6000/year Hazardous duty: $150/month = $1800/year Hostile Fire: $225/month = $2700/year ASP: $15,000/year ISP: $36,000/year MSP: $14,000/year Total: $224,693.28 Of course, one also wonders how much the lowliest residency trained physician in the medical corps makes: Let's take an O-3 with 3 years (residency) pediatrician with a training commitment finishing an HPSP scholarship and deferred civilian residency, single, non-deployed, not yet board certified, living in say, Del Rio (unless someone can suggest someplace with lower BAH.) Base Pay: $4028.40/month = $48340.80/year BAH: $934/month = $11208/year BAS: $192.74/month = $2312.88/year VSP: $416.67/month = $5000/year ASP: $15,000/year ISP: $12,000/year Total: $ 93,861.68 Of note, a GMO in the same location would make Base Pay: $3292.20/month = $39506.40/year BAH: $934/month = $11208/year BAS: $192.74/month = $2312.88/year VSP: $416.67/month = $5000/year ASP: $15,000/year Total: $73027.28 An intern in San Antonio would make Base Pay: $3292.20/month = $39506.40/year BAH: $1073/month = $12876/year BAS: $192.74/month = $2312.88/year VSP: $100/month = $1200/year (I think) Total: $55895.28 A brand spanking new ROTC graduate would make Base Pay: $2469.30/month = $29631.60/year BAH: $642/month = $7704/year BAS: $192.74/month = $2312.88/year Total: $39648.48 So as near as I can tell, the military believes your medical degree is worth about $16K per year.