How much does a Lieutenant Colonel make?

Updated Nov 28, 2021

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$101,701 /yr
Average Base Pay

35 salaries

$59K

Low

$102K

Average

$176K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Lieutenant Colonel is $101,701 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 35 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lieutenant Colonel employees in the United States.

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Lieutenant Colonel

$125,000

 /yr
Range: $118K - $194K
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$118K

$194K

$117,728 - $194,277 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Lieutenant Colonel

$118,671

 /yr
Range: $109K - $169K

$109K

$169K

$109,078 - $169,229 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel

$116,980

 /yr
Range: $52K - $156K

$52K

$156K

$52,108 - $156,123 Range

US Department of Defense
4

US Department of Defense

Lieutenant Colonel

$115,861

 /yr
Range: $110K - $122K

$110K

$122K

$109,782 - $121,714 Range

Memphis
3.8

Memphis

Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$91K -$101K

$91K

$101K

$91,267 - $100,661 Range

U.S. Army Test & Evalaution Command
3.8

U.S. Army Test & Evalaution Command

Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$138K -$149K

$138K

$149K

$138,377 - $149,328 Range

Kentucky State Police
4.1

Kentucky State Police

Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$86K -$92K

$86K

$92K

$85,576 - $92,091 Range

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US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

O5 - Air Force - Lieutenant Colonel

$125,940

 /yr
Range: $95K - $197K

$95K

$197K

$94,784 - $196,832 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel

$122,174

 /yr
Range: $87K - $179K

$87K

$179K

$86,620 - $179,034 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

O5 - Marines - Lieutenant Colonel

$121,332

 /yr
Range: $103K - $173K

$103K

$173K

$102,996 - $172,879 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

$140,743

 /yr
Range: $107K - $168K

$107K

$168K

$106,626 - $168,198 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

US Army Officer (Lieutenant Colonel)

$120,688

 /yr
Range: $116K - $146K

$116K

$146K

$115,666 - $145,651 Range

US Department of Defense
4

US Department of Defense

O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel

$131,378

 /yr
Range: $114K - $139K

$114K

$139K

$113,692 - $138,606 Range

US Department of Defense
4

US Department of Defense

O5 - Air Force - Lieutenant Colonel - Monthly

$9,630

 /mo
Range: $7K - $16K

$7K

$16K

$7,281 - $16,102 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

US Army Lieutenant Colonel - Monthly

$9,536

 /mo
Range: $9K - $10K

$9K

$10K

$8,631 - $10,065 Range

Army National Guard
4.1

Army National Guard

O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$94K -$154K

$94K

$154K

$93,528 - $153,701 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

O5 - Air Force - Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$101K -$144K

$101K

$144K

$100,894 - $143,554 Range

Air National Guard
4.3

Air National Guard

O5 - Air Force - Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$101K -$118K

$101K

$118K

$100,901 - $117,598 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

O5 - Lieutenant Colonel
About 

$111K -$152K

$111K

$152K

$110,647 - $151,637 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel - Monthly
About 

$9K -$10K

$9K

$10K

$9,263 - $9,874 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lieutenant Colonel salaries

The national average salary for a Lieutenant Colonel is $101,701 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lieutenant Colonel salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 35 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lieutenant Colonel employees.

The highest salary for a Lieutenant Colonel in United States is $176,329 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lieutenant Colonel in United States is $58,658 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lieutenant colonel salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$3,705
monthly
An Enlisted Military in the Knoxville, TN Area area reported making $3,705 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Knoxville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Master Sergeant US Army E8 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$40,000
per year
An Enlisted Military in the Spokane, WA Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Spokane, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$96,213
per year
A Military Officer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $96,213 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$75,000
per year
An Enlisted Military in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$2,300
monthly
An Active Duty Military in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $2,300 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$120,000
per year
A Military Officer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$3,763
monthly
An E5 - Army - Sergeant in the Clarksville, TN Area area reported making $3,763 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Clarksville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
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