When America’s top military brass are in their golden years, it’s time to stop paying for it

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.