Interesting Army wages!

Some surprising statistics about the Union and Confederate Army pay-scales. More to come!

The Union Army: Daily Weekly Yearly Dates
Private [Up to 20 June 64] $0.60 $3.00 $156.00 1860’s
Private [from June 1864] $0.74 $3.69 $192.00 1860’s
Corporal [Union NCOs were paid at a similar rate to Confederacy NCOs] $0.60 $3.00 $156.00 1860’s
‘Buck’ Sergeants [Union NCOs were paid at a similar rate to Confederacy NCOs] $0.78 $3.92 $204.00 1860’s
First Sergeants [Union NCOs were paid at a similar rate to Confederacy NCOs] $0.92 $4.62 $240.00 1860’s
Engineer Sergeants [Union NCOs were paid at a similar rate to Confederacy NCOs] $1.57 $7.85 $408.00 1860’s
First Lieutenant $4.87 $24.35 $1,266.00 1860’s
Second Lieutenant $4.87 $24.35 $1,266.00 1860’s
Captain $5.33 $26.62 $1,386.00 1860’s
Staff Officer $5.56 $27.81 $1,446.00 1860’s
Major $7.80 $39.00 $2,028.00 1860’s
Lieutenant Colonel $8.35 $41.77 $2,172.00 1860’s
Colonel $9.78 $48.92 $2,544.00 1860’s
One star General $14.54 $72.69 $3,780.00 1860’s
Two star General $21.09 $105.46 $5,484.00 1860’s
Three star general $34.98 $174.92 $9,096.00 1860’s
         
         
The Confederate Army:        
Private [Up to June 1864] $0.51 $2.54 $132.00 1860’s
Private [from June 1864] $0.83 $4.15 $216.00 1860’s
Corporal $0.60 $3.00 $156.00 1860’s
‘Buck’ Sergeants $0.78 $3.92 $204.00 1860’s
First Sergeants $0.92 $4.62 $240.00 1860’s
Engineer Sergeants $1.57 $7.85 $408.00 1860’s
Colonel (infantry) $9.00 $45.00 $2,340.00 1860’s
Colonel (artillery, engineer, cavalry) $9.69 $48.46 $2,520.00 1860’s
Brigadier General (1 star General) $13.89 $69.46 $3,612.00 1860’s