Washington (CNN) The top military officials at the Pentagon and the State Department are among those who are in a golden age, with their salaries rising and their retirement funds at record levels, according to a new report.
The report, released Wednesday, found that in 2015, military chiefs were paid a median annual salary of $1.2 million and $1 million per year.
The average top military officer was paid $3.8 million, according the report.
That’s up from $2.3 million in 2014 and $2 million in 2013.
The military leaders who make up the highest-ranking brass are among the most highly paid, with an average of $3 million annually.
The highest-paid officer was at the top of the military, where the median top brass salary was $3,715,000.
The top 10 highest-earning military leaders in 2015 included Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who is the highest paid at $3 billion, and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who was paid a reported $2 billion in 2015.
At the bottom of the list, Army Gen. Mark Milley earned a reported base salary of just $1,000 per month.
At a time when the Pentagon is in financial turmoil, the report found that at least three top military leaders — including Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — were able to retire on time.