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Foreign Language Proficiency Pay

What is Foreign Language Proficiency Pay?

Those service members having proficiency in languages critical to the Department of Defense (DoD) such as Arabic, Pashtu, Persian-Afghan (Dari) and Chinese will receive the largest amounts of bonuses. Active duty service members may receive up to $1,000 a month and Reserve service members up to $6,000 beginning on June 1, 2006. Currently service members are compensated for proficiency in foreign languages at a pay rate of up to $200 monthly for one language and up to $300 monthly for two languages.


Basic Pay | Commissioned Officers | Warrant Officers | Enlisted Members

Assignment Incentive Pay | Aviation Career Incentive Pay | Career Enlisted Flight Pay | Career Sea Pay | Career Status Military Pay Bonus | Command Responsibility Military Pay | Dislocation Pay | Drill Pay | Enlistment Bonus | Family Separation Pay | Flight Pay | Foreign Language Proficiency Pay | Hardship Duty Pay | Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay | Hostile Fire-Imminent Danger Pay | Lodging-Plus Pay | Medical Personnel Pay | Nuclear Duty Pay | Overseas Tour Extension | Selected Re-Enlistment Bonuses | Submarine Duty Pay

Clothing Allowances | Cost of Living Allowances | Dependent Allowances | Housing Allowances | Personal Money Allowances | Subsistence Allowance