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Military Pay Charts
Allowances

Basic Pay  
Allowances
Incentive & Special Pays
Monthly Career Sea Pay
Drill Pay

 

All Grades: $250
Army
Navy (E-1 to E-6)
Air Force
Marine Corps
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
1,283.49
1,551.49
1,157.21
1,371.69
1,235.51
1,445.25
1,173.30
1,409.25

 

Type
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marine Corps
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Basic
356.40
417.60
288.00
291.60
291.60
324.00
255.60
273.60
Standard
511.20
594.00
410.40
414.00
417.60
464.60
367.20
392.40
Special
0
0
604.80
626.40
0
0
0
0

 

Type of Duty
Initial
Replacement
15 days in 30 day period
30 days in 36 months period
Permanent
862.35
287.45
0
0
Temporary
0
0
287.45
574.90

 

Officers:
187.49
Enlisted:
272.26
Pay Grade
Amount
Chairman or Vice Chairman JCS
333.33
Chiefs of Services
333.33
Senior Member of the Military Committee of the United Nation
225.00
General or Admiral
183.33
Lieutenant General or Vice Admiral
41.67
Senior Enlisted Member of a Military Service & the Senior Advisor of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
166.67
For other pays or specific requirements for the pay cited in this table, go to web at:

http://www.dtic.mil/comptroller/fmr/07a/index.html

 

Additional Allowances

There are several other allowances, including: Clothing Allowances, Cost of Living Allowances (COLAS), Family Separation Pay, Dislocation Pay, Lodging-Plus Pay, Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) and Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE).

Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)

Yet another major component of military pay is Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS). This defrays a portion of the cost of subsistence, primarily food. Food allowances are also not subject to taxes. As with all military pay, the rates vary. Enlisted personnel who have completed their basic training receive the standard rate of $272.25 per month. However, some enlisted service members are required to eat in the dining facilities, and their meals are automatically deducted, resulting in a $26 per month BAS payment. When mess dining facilities are not available, BAS is paid at the higher rate. Service members in basic training must eat in government facilities and do not receive any food allowance. The 2006 rate for commissioned and warrant officer is $187.49 per month.

Clothing Allowances

Enlisted service members receive an initial allowance for their uniforms, shoes and insignias between $1,157.21 and $1,551.49, and officers receive $400 after their commissioning for purchasing uniforms and insignias. There are basic and standard clothing allowances for clothing replacement, and they vary by branch of service from a low of approximately $275 per year to a high of close to $500 per year. In lieu of payment, Reservists and National Guard usually receive new clothing and receive an initial clothing allowance of $400. There are also special allowances for those service members required to wear civilian clothing.

Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)

The Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) covers the higher costs of food, transportation, clothing and other non-housing items. COLAs in the United States are taxable, but overseas service members are not subject to taxes for their COLAs. The rates vary from $19 per month to over $500 per month in the most expensive United States cities. There are over 50,000 service members receiving COLAs in more than 40 stateside locations designated as high-cost, when their cost of living exceeds the U.S. average cost of living by more than 8 percent. The average overseas COLA is $500 per month, and over 250,000 service members receive this COLA in 625 locations.

Dependent Allowances

There is a dependent allowance which does not increase with additional family members. In cases with married service members, the highest ranked spouse gets the BAH with the dependent rate, and the lower ranked spouse receives the rate without dependents. Those service members without dependents receive the BAH, and married service members both receive the BAH without dependents rate.