Military pay and bonuses are part of the military pay compensation package. Another component of military pay is other pay, often referred to as special pay. These other military pays are for specific qualifications or events.
For example, there are special pays for aviators and parachutists; special pays are also paid for dangerous or hardship duties, incentive pays, career pays, pays for special abilities. The bonuses include enlistment bonuses, re-enlistment bonuses and career bonuses.