** Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2016 which is $12,516.60.
*** Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2016 which is $15,125.10. 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.
Military BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing)
BAH, as its name suggests, is an allowance provided by the United States military to eligible service members to help offset the cost of housing. The rate is determined by local rental markets and available when government-provided housing is not provided. The overseas equivalent to this is the Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA). For the BAH, cost of utilities is factored in and a Rate Protection measure ensures that the service member will retain at least his/her support from the previous year on a year-to-year basis. Rates will also vary based on choice of housing and locale as the service member is free to choose where he/she will live based on individual family need(s).