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Military Pay Scale

2018

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



(Updated: 04/10/2018): Below is the 2018 military pay scale of the United States military presented in chart format. Enlisted personnel are as 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 showcasing symbols *, **, ***, or † please refer to the corresponding notes at the bottom of each respective chart. Pay is shown in monthly dollar (USD) values without any benefits or bonuses.

Past charts are available in the military pay chart index. Review the United States Military Rank profiles for each service branch presented in lowest-to-highest order.








Enlisted Grades
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
E-1
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
$1,638.30
E-2
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
$1,836.30
E-3
$1,931.10
$2,052.30
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
$2,176.80
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
$2,139.00
$2,248.50
$2,370.30
$2,490.60
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,596.50
$2,332.80
$2,490.00
$2,610.30
$2,733.30
$2,925.30
$3,125.70
$3,290.70
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$3,310.50
$2,546.40
$2,802.30
$2,925.90
$3,046.20
$3,171.60
$3,453.60
$3,563.70
$3,776.70
$3.841.50
$3,888.90
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
$3,944.10
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
$2,944.20
$3,213.30
$3,336.60
$3,499.20
$3,626.70
$3,845.10
$3,968.40
$4,186.80
$4,368.90
$4,493.10
$4,625.10
$4,676.10
$4,848.30
$4,940.40
$5,291.40
$5,291.40
$5,291.40
$5,291.40
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$4,235.40
$4,422.60
$4,538.70
$4,677.30
$4,828.20
$5,099.70
$5,237.40
$5,471.70
$5,601.90
$5,921.70
$6,040.50
$6,040.50
$6,040.50
E-9†
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$5,173.80
$5,290.80
$5,439.00
$5,612.40
$5,788.20
$6,068.70
$6,306.60
$6,556.20
$6,939.00
$7,285.50
$7,650.00
$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 Grades
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
W-1
$3,037.50
$3,364.50
$3,452.40
$3,638.10
$3,857.70
$4,181.70
$4,332.60
$4,543.80
$4,751.70
$4,915.50
$5,065.80
$5,248.80
$5,248.80
$5,248.80
$5,248.80
$5,248.80
$5,248.80
$5,248.80
W-2
$3,460.50
$3,787.80
$3,888.60
$3,957.60
$4,182.30
$4,530.90
$4,703.70
$4,873.80
$5,082.00
$5,244.60
$5,391.90
$5,568.30
$5,684.10
$5,775.90
$5,775.90
$5,775.90
$5,775.90
$5,775.90
W-3
$3,910.80
$4,073.70
$4,240.80
$4,296.00
$4,470.60
$4,815.30
$5,174.10
$5,343.30
$5,538.90
$5,739.90
$6,102.30
$6,346.80
$6,492.90
$6,648.30
$6,860.10
$6,860.10
$6,860.10
$6,860.10
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
W-4
$4,282.50
$4,606.50
$4,738.50
$4,868.70
$5,092.80
$5,314.50
$5,539.20
$5,876.40
$6,172.50
$6,454.20
$6,684.90
$6,909.60
$7,239.90
$7,511.10
$7,820.70
$7,967.70
$7,967.70
$7,967.70
W-5
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$7,614.60
$8,000.70
$8,288.40
$8,606.70
$9,037.80
$9,489.00
$9,964.20
Officer Grades (see notes)
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
O-1*
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$3,910.20
$4,175.40
$4,329.90
$4,487.70
$4,642.80
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
$4,854.90
O-2*
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$4,854.90
$4,955.10
$5,112.60
$5,379.00
$5,584.80
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
$5,738.10
O-3*
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$5,527.80
$5,793.00
$6,083.40
$6,271.20
$6,580.20
$6,840.90
$6,990.90
$7,194.60
$7,194.60
$7,194.60
$7,194.60
$7,194.60
$7,194.60
$7,194.60
$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 Grades (cont'd - see notes)
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
O-1
$3,107.70
$3,234.90
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
$3,910.20
O-2
$3,580.50
$4,077.90
$4,696.20
$4,854.90
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
$4,955.10
O-3
$4,143.90
$4,697.10
$5,069.70
$5,527.80
$5,793.00
$6,083.40
$6,271.20
$6,580.20
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
$6,741.60
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
O-4
$4,713.00
$5,455.50
$5,820.00
$5,900.70
$6,238.50
$6,601.20
$7,052.70
$7,403.70
$7,647.60
$7,788.00
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
$7,869.30
O-5
$5,462.40
$6,153.60
$6,579.00
$6,659.40
$6,925.50
$7,084.20
$7,434.00
$7,690.80
$8,022.30
$8,529.60
$8,770.50
$9,009.30
$9,280.20
$9,280.20
$9,280.20
$9,280.20
$9,280.20
$9,280.20
O-6**
$6,552.30
$7,198.50
$7,671.00
$7,671.00
$7,700.40
$8,030.40
$8,073.90
$8,073.90
$8,532.60
$9,343.80
$9,819.90
$10,295.70
$10,566.60
$10,841.10
$11,372.40
$11,599.80
$11,599.80
$11,599.80
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
O-7***
$8,640.60
$9,041.70
$9,227.70
$9,375.30
$9,642.60
$9,906.90
$10,212.30
$10,516.80
$10,822.20
$11,781.90
$12,591.90
$12,591.90
$12,591.90
$12,591.90
$12,656.40
$12,909.60
$12,909.60
$12,909.60
O-8***
$10,398.60
$10,739.40
$10,965.60
$11,028.60
$11,310.90
$11,781.90
$11,891.40
$12,339.00
$12,467.40
$12,852.90
$13,410.90
$13,925.10
$14,268.30
$14,268.30
$14,268.30
$14,625.60
$14,991.00
$14,991.00
O-9***
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$14,696.40
$14,908.80
$15,214.50
$15,747.60
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
 
<2yrs
2yrs
3yrs
4yrs
6yrs
8yrs
10yrs
12yrs
14yrs
16yrs
18yrs
20yrs
22yrs
24yrs
26yrs
30yrs
34yrs
38yrs
O-10***
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
$15,800.10
$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)).
Note: Combat Zone Tax Exclusion of O-1 and above is based on the basic pay rate shown in plus Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay which is $225.00.