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U.S. Military Pay History


Year-over-year pay percentage rates of the United States armed services.

The United States military pay system is designed to keep up with private sector inflation. The following chart shows its relative growth (in percentage) on a year-over-year (since 2000) basis. Each bar is color-coded to further detail the acting president of the period.

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2000
4.8%
2001
3.7%
2002
6.9%
2003
4.7%
2004
4.2%
2005
3.5%
2006
3.1%
2007
4.6%
2008
3.5%
2009
3.9%
2010
3.4%

2011
1.4%
2012
1.6%
2013
1.7%
2014
1%
2015
1%
2016
1.3%
2017
2.1%
2018
2.1%


Clinton Administration
Bush2 Administration
Obama Administration
Trump Administration