Aug 21, 2018 - 07:59 AM
An exception to this is if you are applying to a civilian position in a federal government job. The federal government has civilian grade levels, such as GS-6 and SES Level V, that are the equivalent of military ranks and indicate your salary. It is common for government job applications to request your civilian grade. In fact, most government positions will list a minimum civilian grade the jobseeker must have to apply. In cases like this, it's fine to indicate your salary.
If an employer asks for your current salary on a job application or at an interview, you can work around it by giving a range. For example, "In my previous jobs I earned $65,000-$80,000 per year," gives them all the detail they need to know to make you a reasonable and fair offer.