Updated (7/21/2016): Below is the active 2016 Military Pay Scale - For US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard chart rates (1.3% raise) for all branches of service of the United States military. Data is derived from the official Defense Finance and Accounting Service of the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) though this website is in no way endorsed by this governmental entity. Enlisted personnel are "E" grades ranging from E-1 to E-9. For those service branches recognizing a Warrant Officer rank (the United States Air Force does not), "W" grades range W-1 to W-5. Officers are scaled as O-1 to O-10. For those grades with the symbols *, **, ***, or † please see corresponding notes at the bottom of this page.
NOTE: Pay is shown as monthly without any benefits or bonuses added. Past charts are available on our Military Pay Chart index page spanning from 2001 to Present. A breakdown of the various United States military branches of service is showcased here. United States Army Reservist pay information is available here. The graph icon at each column header is clickable and compares the current pay grade against previous years.