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Military Pay Charts


What is Basic Pay?

Basic Pay is by far the primary component of the military pay compensation package. The basic pay rate is computed by the service member's rank and length of service. All service members received an across the board increase of 3.1 percent on January 1, 2006. In addition to targeted raises for senior enlisted service members and warrant officers, the Pentagon's goal for 2007 is another across the board increase of 2.2 percent.

Military basic pay has a wide range. For example, the most senior officers such as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs basic pay is limited to a maximum of $12,666.60 a month while an enlisted service member with less than four months of service earns $1,178.10 a month. Military Annual Pay is capped by law at Level III of the Executive Pay Schedule at $152,000 annually.

There are several factors that have been responsible for narrowing the gap between military pay and compensation for civilians with comparable education and experience. One factor that significantly contributed is in 1999 when Congress enacted a pay raise formula that mandated annual military pay raises be set 0.5 percentage points above average annual hikes in civilian wages noted by the Labor Department's Employment Cost Index. Another factor narrowing this gap has been five years of targeted raises.

2017 Military Basic Pay Charts

The pay scales reflect a 2.1% increase in military pay for 2017 per the approved National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017 signed into law by President Obama

2017 Active Duty Enlisted Basic Military Pay Chart (2.1%)

Monthly basic pay amounts are rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar and are for the active components of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Enlisted pay chart for less than 2 to over 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Less than 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
E-7 2875 3138 3258 3418 3542
E-6 2487 2736 2857 2975 3097
E-5 2278 2431 2549 2669 2857
E-4 2089 2196 2315 2432 2536
E-3 1886 2004 2126 2126 2126
E-2 1793 1793 1793 1793 1793
E-1 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600
E-1

Less than 4 months

1480  
 
Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9   5053 5167 5311 5481
E-8 4136 4319 4432 4568 4715
E-7 3755 3875 4089 4266 4387
E-6 3373 3480 3688 3751 3798
E-5 3053 3213 3233 3233 3233
E-4 2536 2536 2536 2536 2536
E-3 2126 2126 2126 2126 2126
E-2 1793 1793 1793 1793 1793
E-1 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
E-9 5652 5927 6159 6403 6776
E-8 4980 5115 5344 5470 5783
E-7 4517 4567 4734 4825 5167
E-6 3852 3852 3852 3852 3852
E-5 3233 3233 3233 3233 3233
E-4 2536 2536 2536 2536 2536
E-3 2126 2126 2126 2126 2126
E-2 1793 1793 1793 1793 1793
E-1 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600
Enlisted pay chart for over 30 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 30Over 34Over 38Over 40
E-9 7115 7471 7845 -
E-8 5899 5899 5899 -
 

2017 Active Duty Officer Basic Military Pay Chart

Monthly basic pay amounts are rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar and are for the active components of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Officer pay chart for under 2 years to 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
O-8 10287 10624 10848 10910 11189
O-7 8548 8945 9129 9275 9539
O-6 6399 7030 7491 7491 7520
O-5 5334 6009 6425 6504 6763
O-4 4603 5328 5683 5763 6093
O-3 4047 4587 4951 5398 5657
O-2 3496 3982 4586 4741 4839
O-1 3035 3159 3818 3818 3818
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E   5398 5657
O-2E   4741 4839
O-1E   3818 4077
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-4 4182 4499 4628 4755 4973
W-3 3819 3978 4141 4195 4366
W-2 3379 3699 3797 3865 4084
W-1 2966 3285 3371 3553 3768
 
Officer pay chart for 8 years to 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
O-8 11655 11764 12206 12333 12715
O-7 9800 10103 10404 10706 11655
O-6 7842 7885 7885 8333 9125
O-5 6918 7260 7510 7834 8330
O-4 6446 6887 7230 7469 7606
O-3 5941 6124 6426 6583 6583
O-2 4839 4839 4839 4839 4839
O-1 3818 3818 3818 3818 3818
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 5941 6124 6426 6681 6827
O-2E 4993 5253 5454 5604 5604
O-1E 4228 4383 4534 4741 4741
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-4 5190 5409 5739 6028 6303
W-3 4703 5053 5218 5409 5606
W-2 4425 4594 4760 4963 5122
W-1 4084 4231 4437 4641 4800
Officer pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
O-10

See Note 1

  16623 16704 17052 17657
O-9   14539 14748 15051 15579
O-8 13267 13775 14115 14115 14115
O-7 12457 12457 12457 12457 12520
O-6

See Note 2

9590 10055 10319 10587 11106
O-5 8565 8798 9063 9063 9063
O-4 7685 7685 7685 7685 7685
O-3 6583 6583 6583 6583 6583
O-2 4839 4839 4839 4839 4839
O-1 3818 3818 3818 3818 3818
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 7026 7026 7026 7026 7026
O-2E 5604 5604 5604 5604 5604
O-1E 4741 4741 4741 4741 4741
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
W-5   7436 7813 8094 8405
W-4 6528 6748 7070 7335 7637
W-3 5959 6198 6341 6493 6699
W-2 5266 5438 5551 5641 5641
W-1 4947 5126 5126 5126 5126
 
Officer pay chart for over 30 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 30Over 34Over 38Over 40
O-10 18539 19466 20440 -
O-9 16358 17176 18035 -
O-8 14468 14830 14830 -
O-7 12771 12771 12771 -
O-6 11328 11328 11328 -
Warrant Officers Over 30 Years of Service
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 30Over 34Over 38Over 40
W-5 8826 9267 9731 -
W-4 7790 7790 7790 -


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