They'll still be earning less than the minimum wage but as of next year IDF soldiers will enjoy a significant salary bump. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has decided to raise active duty soldiers' salaries by 21%, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.
Soldiers' salaries have been frozen since 2002.
Currently, non-combat soldiers earn NIS 352 (roughly $97) a month while combatants earn NIS 700 (roughly $193). After the pay raise, non-combat soldiers will earn an additional NIS 1,000 (roughly $276) a year and combat troops will add nearly NIS 2,000 to their annual salary.