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The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act was signed on December 31, 2011, which locked in a 1.6 percent across-the-board pay raise for 2012. Although this raise is .2 percent more than the 2011 military pay increase and is still one of the smallest increases since 1962.

The following tables reflect the 2012 monthly pay based on the 1.6 percent pay raise, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

2012 Military Commissioned Officer Pay Chart
  < 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14
O10                  
O-9                  
O-8 $9,683 $10,000 $10,211 $10,270 $10,532 $10,971 $11,073 $11,490 $11,609
O-7 $8,046 $8,420 $8,593 $8,730 $8,979 $9,225 $9,509 $9,793 $10,077
O-6 $5,963 $6,552 $6,981 $6,981 $7,008 $7,308 $7,348 $7,348 $7,766
O-5 $4,971 $5,600 $5,988 $6,061 $6,303 $6,448 $6,766 $6,999 $7,301
O-4 $4,289 $4,965 $5,297 $5,371 $5,678 $6,008 $6,418 $6,738 $6,961
O-3 $3,771 $4,275 $4,615 $5,031 $5,272 $5,536 $5,708 $5,989 $6,136
O-2 $3,259 $3,711 $4,275 $4,419 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510
O-1 $2,829 $2,944 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559
*Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule which is $14,975.10. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule which is $12,141.60.
** While serving as Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff/Vice Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Chief of Navy Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Army/Air Force Chief of Staff, Commander of a unified or specified combatant command, basic pay is $20,263.50. (See note 1 above).
  Over 16 Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 30 Over 34 Over 38
O10   $15,647 $15,723 $16,050 $16,620 $17,451 $18,323 $19,240
O-9   $13,685 $13,882 $14,167 $14,664 $15,398 $16,168 $16,976
O-8 $11,968 $12,488 $12,966 $13,287 $13,287 $13,287 $13,619 $13,959 $13,959
O-7 $10,971 $11,725 $11,725 $11,725 $11,725 $11,785 $12,021 $12,021 $12,021
O-6 $8,504 $8,938 $9,370 $9,617 $9,867 $10,351 $10,557 $10,557 $10,557
O-5 $7,763 $7,982 $8,199 $8,446 $8,446 $8,446 $8,446 $8,446 $8,446
O-4 $7,088 $7,162 $7,162 $7,162 $7,162 $7,162 $7,162 $7,162 $7,162
O-3 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136 $6,136
O-2 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510 $4,510
O-1 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559 $3,559

2012 Military Officers (with prior enlisted experience)+
  < 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14
03E       $5,031 $5,272 $5,536 $5,708 $5,989 $6,226
O2E       $4,419 $4,510 $4,653 $4,896 $5,083 $5,222
O1E       $3,559 $3,800 $3,941 $4,085 $4,225 $4,419
+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.
  Over 16 Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 30 Over 34 Over 38
03E $6,362 $6,548 $6,548 $6,548 $6,548 $6,548 $6,548 $6,548 $6,548
O2E $5,222 $5,222 $5,222 $5,222 $5,222 $5,222 $5,222 $5,222 $5,222
O1E $4,419 $4,419 $4,419 $4,419 $4,419 $4,419 $4,419 $4,419 $4,419
2012 Warrant Officer Pay Chart
  < 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14
W-5                  
W-4 $3,897 $4,193 $4,313 $4,431 $4,635 $4,837 $5,041 $5,349 $5,618
W-3 $3,559 $3,707 $3,859 $3,909 $4,069 $4,383 $4,709 $4,863 $5,040
W-2 $3,149 $3,447 $3,539 $3,602 $3,806 $4,124 $4,281 $4,436 $4,625
W-1 $2,765 $3,062 $3,142 $3,311 $3,511 $3,806 $3,944 $4,136 $4,325
 
  Over 16 Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 30 Over 34 Over 38
W-5     $6,930 $7,282 $7,543 $7,833 $8,225 $8,637 $9,069
W-4 $5,874 $6,084 $6,289 $6,589 $6,836 $7,118 $7,260 $7,260 $7,260
W-3 $5,224 $5,553 $5,776 $5,909 $6,051 $6,243 $6,243 $6,243 $6,243
W-2 $4,773 $4,907 $5,068 $5,173 $5,257 $5,257 $5,257 $5,257 $5,257
W-1 $4,474 $4,611 $4,777 $4,777 $4,777 $4,777 $4,777 $4,777 $4,777
2012 Enlisted Pay Chart
  < 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14
E-9             $4,709 $4,816 $4,950
E-8           $3,855 $4,025 $4,131 $4,257
E-7 $2,679 $2,925 $3,037 $3,185 $3,301 $3,500 $3,612 $3,811 $3,976
E-6 $2,318 $2,550 $2,663 $2,772 $2,886 $3,143 $3,243 $3,437 $3,496
E-5 $2,124 $2,266 $2,375 $2,487 $2,662 $2,845 $2,995 $3,013 $3,013
E-4 $1,947 $2,046 $2,157 $2,266 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363
E-3 $1,757 $1,868 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981
E-2 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671
E-1 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491
*E-1 With less than 4 Months = $1,379          
For the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or Coast Guard, Chief Master Sergeant of the AF, Sergeant Major of the Army or Marine Corps or Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, basic pay is $7610
Basic pay rate for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $990
  Over 16 Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 30 Over 34 Over 38
E-9 $5,108 $5,268 $5,524 $5,740 $5,967 $6,315 $6,631 $6,963 $7,311
E-8 $4,394 $4,641 $4,767 $4,980 $5,098 $5,389 $5,498 $5,498 $5,498
E-7 $4,089 $4,209 $4,256 $4,412 $4,496 $4,816 $4,816 $4,816 $4,816
E-6 $3,539 $3,590 $3,590 $3,590 $3,590 $3,590 $3,590 $3,590 $3,590
E-5 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013 $3,013
E-4 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363 $2,363
E-3 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981 $1,981
E-2 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671
E-1 $1,491 $1,491 $1,491            

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