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2018 U.S. Military Pay - Basic Compensation for Officer and Enlisted Candidates


Detailing the current United States armed forces pay scale rates for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard services.

(Updated: 1/19/2018): Below is the current 2018 military pay scale concerning the United States military presented in chart format for determining basic monthly compensation. Enlisted personnel are identified by way of their various 'E' grades ranging from E-1 to E-9. For those service branches recognizing a Warrant Officer rank, 'W' grades range from W-1 to W-5. Likewise Officers are scaled from O-1 to O-10. For those grades presented with symbols *, **, ***, or † please refer to the corresponding notes at the bottom of each respective chart. Please note that pay is shown in monthly dollar (USD) values and without any benefits or bonuses added in. Past charts are available in the military pay chart index. Also consider reviewing the United States Military Rank profiles, presented for each service branch as lowest to highest.





Pay Grades (E = Enlisted; W = Warrant Officer; O = Officer)



E-1
Enlisted
E-2
Enlisted
E-3
Enlisted
E-4
Enlisted
E-5
Enlisted
E-6
Enlisted
E-7
Enlisted
E-8
Enlisted
E-9
Enlisted
W-1
Warrant
W-2
Warrant
W-3
Warrant
W-4
Warrant
W-5
Warrant
O-1*
Officer
O-2*
Officer
O-3*
Officer
O-1
Officer
O-2
Officer
O-3
Officer
O-4
Officer
O-5
Officer
O-6
Officer
O-7
Officer
O-8
Officer
O-9
Officer
O-10
Officer


Enlisted Rank Pay Grades (E-1 to E-9)



E-1
Enlisted
<2yrs
$1,638.30
2yrs
$1,638.30
3yrs
$1,638.30
4yrs
$1,638.30
6yrs
$1,638.30
8yrs
$1,638.30
10yrs
$1,638.30
12yrs
$1,638.30
14yrs
$1,638.30
16yrs
$1,638.30
18yrs
$1,638.30
20yrs
$1,638.30
22yrs
$1,638.30
24yrs
$1,638.30
26yrs
$1,638.30
30yrs
$1,638.30
34yrs
$1,638.30
38yrs
$1,638.30




E-2
Enlisted
<2yrs
$1,836.30
2yrs
$1,836.30
3yrs
$1,836.30
4yrs
$1,836.30
6yrs
$1,836.30
8yrs
$1,836.30
10yrs
$1,836.30
12yrs
$1,836.30
14yrs
$1,836.30
16yrs
$1,836.30
18yrs
$1,836.30
20yrs
$1,836.30
22yrs
$1,836.30
24yrs
$1,836.30
26yrs
$1,638.30
30yrs
$1,836.30
34yrs
$1,836.30
38yrs
$1,836.30




E-3
Enlisted
<2yrs
$1,931.10
2yrs
$2,052.30
3yrs
$2,176.80
4yrs
$2,176.80
6yrs
$2,176.80
8yrs
$2,176.80
10yrs
$2,176.80
12yrs
$2,176.80
14yrs
$2,176.80
16yrs
$2,176.80
18yrs
$2,176.80
20yrs
$2,176.80
22yrs
$2,176.80
24yrs
$2,176.80
26yrs
$2,176.80
30yrs
$2,176.80
34yrs
$2,176.80
38yrs
$2,176.80




E-4
Enlisted
<2yrs
$2,139.00
2yrs
$2,248.50
3yrs
$2,370.30
4yrs
$2,490.60
6yrs
$2,596.50
8yrs
$2,596.50
10yrs
$2,596.50
12yrs
$2,596.50
14yrs
$2,596.50
16yrs
$2,596.50
18yrs
$2,596.50
20yrs
$2,596.50
22yrs
$2,596.50
24yrs
$2,596.50
26yrs
$2,596.50
30yrs
$2,596.50
34yrs
$2,596.50
38yrs
$2,596.50




E-5
Enlisted
<2yrs
$2,332.80
2yrs
$2,490.00
3yrs
$2,610.30
4yrs
$2,733.30
6yrs
$2,925.30
8yrs
$3,125.70
10yrs
$3,290.70
12yrs
$3,310.50
14yrs
$3,310.50
16yrs
$3,310.50
18yrs
$3,310.50
20yrs
$3,310.50
22yrs
$3,310.50
24yrs
$3,310.50
26yrs
$3,310.50
30yrs
$3,310.50
34yrs
$3,310.50
38yrs
$3,310.50




E-6
Enlisted
<2yrs
$2,546.40
2yrs
$2,802.30
3yrs
$2,925.90
4yrs
$3,046.20
6yrs
$3,171.60
8yrs
$3,453.60
10yrs
$3,563.70
12yrs
$3,776.70
14yrs
$3.841.50
16yrs
$3,888.90
18yrs
$3,944.10
20yrs
$3,944.10
22yrs
$3,944.10
24yrs
$3,944.10
26yrs
$3,944.10
30yrs
$3,944.10
34yrs
$3,944.10
38yrs
$3,944.10




E-7
Enlisted
<2yrs
$2,944.20
2yrs
$3,213.30
3yrs
$3,336.60
4yrs
$3,499.20
6yrs
$3,626.70
8yrs
$3,845.10
10yrs
$3,968.40
12yrs
$4,186.80
14yrs
$4,368.90
16yrs
$4,493.10
18yrs
$4,625.10
20yrs
$4,676.10
22yrs
$4,848.30
24yrs
$4,940.40
26yrs
$5,291.40
30yrs
$5,291.40
34yrs
$5,291.40
38yrs
$5,291.40




E-8
Enlisted
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
- - - - -
6yrs
- - - - -
8yrs
$4,235.40
10yrs
$4,422.60
12yrs
$4,538.70
14yrs
$4,677.30
16yrs
$4,828.20
18yrs
$5,099.70
20yrs
$5,237.40
22yrs
$5,471.70
24yrs
$5,601.90
26yrs
$5,921.70
30yrs
$6,040.50
34yrs
$6,040.50
38yrs
$6,040.50




E-9
Enlisted
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
- - - - -
6yrs
- - - - -
8yrs
- - - - -
10yrs
$5,173.80
12yrs
$5,290.80
14yrs
$5,439.00
16yrs
$5,612.40
18yrs
$5,788.20
20yrs
$6,068.70
22yrs
$6,306.60
24yrs
$6,556.20
26yrs
$6,939.00
30yrs
$7,285.50
34yrs
$7,650.00
38yrs
$8,033.10




For the Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, basic pay is $8,361.00.

Note: Basic pay rate for Academy Cadets / Midshipmen and ROTC members / applicants is $1,087.80.




Warrant Officer Rank Pay Grades (W-1 to W-5)



W-1
Warrant Officer
<2yrs
$3,037.50
2yrs
$3,364.50
3yrs
$3,452.40
4yrs
$3,638.10
6yrs
$3,857.70
8yrs
$4,181.70
10yrs
$4,332.60
12yrs
$4,543.80
14yrs
$4,751.70
16yrs
$4,915.50
18yrs
$5,065.80
20yrs
$5,248.80
22yrs
$5,248.80
24yrs
$5,248.80
26yrs
$5,248.80
30yrs
$5,248.80
34yrs
$5,248.80
38yrs
$5,248.80




W-2
Warrant Officer
<2yrs
$3,460.50
2yrs
$3,787.80
3yrs
$3,888.60
4yrs
$3,957.60
6yrs
$4,182.30
8yrs
$4,530.90
10yrs
$4,703.70
12yrs
$4,873.80
14yrs
$5,082.00
16yrs
$5,244.60
18yrs
$5,391.90
20yrs
$5,568.30
22yrs
$5,684.10
24yrs
$5,775.90
26yrs
$5,775.90
30yrs
$5,775.90
34yrs
$5,775.90
38yrs
$5,775.90




W-3
Warrant Officer
<2yrs
$3,910.80
2yrs
$4,073.70
3yrs
$4,240.80
4yrs
$4,296.00
6yrs
$4,470.60
8yrs
$4,815.30
10yrs
$5,174.10
12yrs
$5,343.30
14yrs
$5,538.90
16yrs
$5,739.90
18yrs
$6,102.30
20yrs
$6,346.80
22yrs
$6,492.90
24yrs
$6,648.30
26yrs
$6,860.10
30yrs
$6,860.10
34yrs
$6,860.10
38yrs
$6,860.10




W-4
Warrant Officer
<2yrs
$4,282.50
2yrs
$4,606.50
3yrs
$4,738.50
4yrs
$4,868.70
6yrs
$5,092.80
8yrs
$5,314.50
10yrs
$5,539.20
12yrs
$5,876.40
14yrs
$6,172.50
16yrs
$6,454.20
18yrs
$6,684.90
20yrs
$6,909.60
22yrs
$7,239.90
24yrs
$7,511.10
26yrs
$7,820.70
30yrs
$7,967.70
34yrs
$7,967.70
38yrs
$7,967.70




W-5
Warrant Officer
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
- - - - -
6yrs
- - - - -
8yrs
- - - - -
10yrs
- - - - -
12yrs
- - - - -
14yrs
- - - - -
16yrs
- - - - -
18yrs
- - - - -
20yrs
$7,614.60
22yrs
$8,000.70
24yrs
$8,288.40
26yrs
$8,606.70
30yrs
$9,037.80
34yrs
$9,489.00
38yrs
$9,964.20




Commissioned Officer Rank Pay Grades (O-1* to O-3*)


Commissioned Officers with over 4 Years Active Duty Service OR more than 1,460 Reserve Points as Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

O-1*
Officer
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
$3,910.20
6yrs
$4,175.40
8yrs
$4,329.90
10yrs
$4,487.70
12yrs
$4,642.80
14yrs
$4,854.90
16yrs
$4,854.90
18yrs
$4,854.90
20yrs
$4,854.90
22yrs
$4,854.90
24yrs
$4,854.90
26yrs
$4,854.90
30yrs
$4,854.90
34yrs
$4,854.90
38yrs
$4,854.90




O-2*
Officer
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
$4,854.90
6yrs
$4,955.10
8yrs
$5,112.60
10yrs
$5,379.00
12yrs
$5,584.80
14yrs
$5,738.10
16yrs
$5,738.10
18yrs
$5,738.10
20yrs
$5,738.10
22yrs
$5,738.10
24yrs
$5,738.10
26yrs
$5,738.10
30yrs
$5,738.10
34yrs
$5,738.10
38yrs
$5,738.10




O-3*
Officer
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
$5,527.80
6yrs
$5,793.00
8yrs
$6,083.40
10yrs
$6,271.20
12yrs
$6,580.20
14yrs
$6,840.90
16yrs
$6,990.90
18yrs
$7,194.60
20yrs
$7,194.60
22yrs
$7,194.60
24yrs
$7,194.60
26yrs
$7,194.60
30yrs
$7,194.60
34yrs
$7,194.60
38yrs
$7,194.60




* Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years and 1 day of active duty or more than 1460 points as a warrant and / or enlisted member. See Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations for more detailed explanation on who is eligible for this special basic pay rate.




Officer Rank Pay Grades (O-1 to O-10)



O-1
Officer
<2yrs
$3,107.70
2yrs
$3,234.90
3yrs
$3,910.20
4yrs
$3,910.20
6yrs
$3,910.20
8yrs
$3,910.20
10yrs
$3,910.20
12yrs
$3,910.20
14yrs
$3,910.20
16yrs
$3,910.20
18yrs
$3,910.20
20yrs
$3,910.20
22yrs
$3,910.20
24yrs
$3,910.20
26yrs
$3,910.20
30yrs
$3,910.20
34yrs
$3,910.20
38yrs
$3,910.20




O-2
Officer
<2yrs
$3,580.50
2yrs
$4,077.90
3yrs
$4,696.20
4yrs
$4,854.90
6yrs
$4,955.10
8yrs
$4,955.10
10yrs
$4,955.10
12yrs
$4,955.10
14yrs
$4,955.10
16yrs
$4,955.10
18yrs
$4,955.10
20yrs
$4,955.10
22yrs
$4,955.10
24yrs
$4,955.10
26yrs
$4,955.10
30yrs
$4,955.10
34yrs
$4,955.10
38yrs
$4,955.10




O-3
Officer
<2yrs
$4,143.90
2yrs
$4,697.10
3yrs
$5,069.70
4yrs
$5,527.80
6yrs
$5,793.00
8yrs
$6,083.40
10yrs
$6,271.20
12yrs
$6,580.20
14yrs
$6,741.60
16yrs
$6,741.60
18yrs
$6,741.60
20yrs
$6,741.60
22yrs
$6,741.60
24yrs
$6,741.60
26yrs
$6,741.60
30yrs
$6,741.60
34yrs
$6,741.60
38yrs
$6,741.60




O-4
Officer
<2yrs
$4,713.00
2yrs
$5,455.50
3yrs
$5,820.00
4yrs
$5,900.70
6yrs
$6,238.50
8yrs
$6,601.20
10yrs
$7,052.70
12yrs
$7,403.70
14yrs
$7,647.60
16yrs
$7,788.00
18yrs
$7,869.30
20yrs
$7,869.30
22yrs
$7,869.30
24yrs
$7,869.30
26yrs
$7,869.30
30yrs
$7,869.30
34yrs
$7,869.30
38yrs
$7,869.30




O-5
Officer
<2yrs
$5,462.40
2yrs
$6,153.60
3yrs
$6,579.00
4yrs
$6,659.40
6yrs
$6,925.50
8yrs
$7,084.20
10yrs
$7,434.00
12yrs
$7,690.80
14yrs
$8,022.30
16yrs
$8,529.60
18yrs
$8,770.50
20yrs
$9,009.30
22yrs
$9,280.20
24yrs
$9,280.20
26yrs
$9,280.20
30yrs
$9,280.20
34yrs
$9,280.20
38yrs
$9,280.20




O-6**
Officer
<2yrs
$6,552.30
2yrs
$7,198.50
3yrs
$7,671.00
4yrs
$7,671.00
6yrs
$7,700.40
8yrs
$8,030.40
10yrs
$8,073.90
12yrs
$8,073.90
14yrs
$8,532.60
16yrs
$9,343.80
18yrs
$9,819.90
20yrs
$10,295.70
22yrs
$10,566.60
24yrs
$10,841.10
26yrs
$11,372.40
30yrs
$11,599.80
34yrs
$11,599.80
38yrs
$11,599.80




O-7***
Officer
<2yrs
$8,640.60
2yrs
$9,041.70
3yrs
$9,227.70
4yrs
$9,375.30
6yrs
$9,642.60
8yrs
$9,906.90
10yrs
$10,212.30
12yrs
$10,516.80
14yrs
$10,822.20
16yrs
$11,781.90
18yrs
$12,591.90
20yrs
$12,591.90
22yrs
$12,591.90
24yrs
$12,591.90
26yrs
$12,656.40
30yrs
$12,909.60
34yrs
$12,909.60
38yrs
$12,909.60




O-8***
Officer
<2yrs
$10,398.60
2yrs
$10,739.40
3yrs
$10,965.60
4yrs
$11,028.60
6yrs
$11,310.90
8yrs
$11,781.90
10yrs
$11,891.40
12yrs
$12,339.00
14yrs
$12,467.40
16yrs
$12,852.90
18yrs
$13,410.90
20yrs
$13,925.10
22yrs
$14,268.30
24yrs
$14,268.30
26yrs
$14,268.30
30yrs
$14,625.60
34yrs
$14,991.00
38yrs
$14,991.00




O-9***
Officer
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
- - - - -
6yrs
- - - - -
8yrs
- - - - -
10yrs
- - - - -
12yrs
- - - - -
14yrs
- - - - -
16yrs
- - - - -
18yrs
- - - - -
20yrs
$14,696.40
22yrs
$14,908.80
24yrs
$15,214.50
26yrs
$15,747.60
30yrs
$15,800.10
34yrs
$15,800.10
38yrs
$15,800.10




O-10***
Officer
<2yrs
- - - - -
2yrs
- - - - -
3yrs
- - - - -
4yrs
- - - - -
6yrs
- - - - -
8yrs
- - - - -
10yrs
- - - - -
12yrs
- - - - -
14yrs
- - - - -
16yrs
- - - - -
18yrs
- - - - -
20yrs
$15,800.10
22yrs
$15,800.10
24yrs
$15,800.10
26yrs
$15,800.10
30yrs
$15,800.10
34yrs
$15,800.10
38yrs
$15,800.10




** Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2018 which is $12,816.60.

*** Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2018 which is $15,800.10. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandand of the Marine Corps, Commandant of the Coast guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or commander of a unified or specific combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).