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    Military Pay Charts for 2017
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    The military will either see a 1.6% or a 2.1% pay raise for 2017.
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    2017 Military Pay Charts
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    Check out the 2017 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
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    The Military Retirement System
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    The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement pay benefits.
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    COLA for Retired Pay
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    Each year military retirees receive a Cost of Living Adjustment to their retirement pay. The increase is based on inflation rates.
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    Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
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    Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).

Military Pay Charts

Military pay will see a 1.6 percent increase for 2017, compared to 2016 levels. The military pay tables below apply to active members of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

The calculator above (and related tables below) reflect 2017 monthly pay based on the 1.6 percent pay raise, which is effective as of January 1, 2017. This pay increase will be reflected in your January 15 paycheck.

Factors That Affect Military Pay

  • The Annual Pay Raise
  • Longevity raises virtually every 2 years (based on the number of years in service)
  • Promotions
  • Number of Drill Periods (Guard and Reserve only)
  • Basic Allowance for Housing Increases: BAH (based on location)
  • Basic Allowance for Subsistence Increases: BAS
  • Cost of Living Allowance Increases: COLA (based on location)
  • And Special Pay(s) (based on occupations: Language Skills, Combat, Flight, Hazardous Duty)

2017 Military Pay Charts:

A 1.6 percent pay raise is scheduled for 2017, which is higher than 1.3 percent increase received by troops in 2016, but lower than the 2.1 percent raise that would match private-sector wage growth.

2017 Active Duty Pay Charts

2017 Drill Pay Charts

To calculate your complete military pay, including base pay, BAH and other special pays, use the Military Pay Calculator.

Prior Pay Charts:

2016 Active Duty Pay Charts
2016 Drill Pay Charts
2015 Active Duty Pay Charts
2015 Drill Pay Charts
2014 Active Duty Pay Charts
2014 Reserve/Guard Pay Charts
2013 Active Duty Pay Charts
2013 Reserve/Guard Pay Charts
2012 Active Duty Military Pay Chart
2012 Guard and Reserve Drill Pay Charts
Historical Pay Charts Dating Back to 1949

 

Military Pay And Allowances

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    Military Salary - Pay Overview
    Military.com
    The military compensation system has over 70 separate types of pay and allowances -- that's a lot to keep track of.
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    Reserve Pay Overview
    Military.com
    If you're serving in the Reserves, you receive regular drill pay and other pay benefits.
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    National Guard Pay Overview
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    If you're serving as a member of the National Guard, you're eligible for regular drill pay and might qualify for some special pays
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    Military Retired Pay Overview
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    The military retirement system is arguably the best one around, but proper planning is needed to ensure you can retire comfortably
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    Historical Military Pay Rates
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    The Defense Finance Accounting and Service (DFAS) maintains an archive of historical pay charts dating back to 1949.
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