Analysis of a Salary-Based Pay System for the QRMC

June, 2024
IDA document: 3001654
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents , Human Capital
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
Nancy M. Huff, Stanley A. Horowitz See more authors
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) investigated the implications of a change to a single-salary system for military compensation. IDA found that such a system would likely increase total costs to the Department of Defense, reduce retention and have little effect on military readiness. Also, military personnel were not in favor of a change.