Benefits

When trying to decide what career or job you want after college, you need to consider many factors including job satisfaction, pay, career progression and the total benefits package. Some questions you’ll need to ask include:

  • What types of jobs/careers does the company offer?
  • What are the career progression or advancement opportunities?
  • What type of medical and dental coverage is available for my family and me?
  • What is the vacation plan?
  • Do I have to work on the job for a certain time before I'm eligible for vacation time?
  • Is there a limit to how much vacation time I can have?

Here's what the Air Force offers officers

  • You don't have to live on base and are not restricted to the base.
  • The Air Force offers a benefits package that exceeds most Fortune 500 companies.
  • Life is FUN – take advantage of sports facilities, recreational facilities, intramural sports opportunities and golf courses on Air Force bases around the world.
  • Pay: Highly competitive salary and allowance package
  • Vacation: 30 days' leave with pay each year
  • Sick Leave: Unlimited; full pay continues
  • Medical Care: Furnished at no cost
  • Dental Care: Furnished at no cost
  • Life Insurance: $400,000 of low-cost term life insurance
  • Social Life: Officers' clubs, swimming, golfing, bowling, tennis and more
  • Education: Opportunity for higher education with tuition assistance or full scholarship
  • Retirement: Opportunity to retire after 20 years with 50% of your base pay
  • Promotions: Make first lieutenant after 2 years – make captain after 4 years
  • Shopping: Save as much as 25% in on-base stores
  • Living Quarters: On-base housing available or off-base housing allowance paid
  • Travel: Outstanding opportunities for worldwide travel
  • Good starting salary with regular pay raises
  • Tax-free housing and food allowances
  • 100% percent of your post graduate tuition costs via tuition assistance
  • Space-available travel outside the United States for a nominal fee
  • Base Legal Assistance Office
  • Possible eligibility for Veterans’ Administration Home Loans