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2017 Military Pay Charts

Military Pay Charts

Update: Congress is pushing for a 2.1 percent pay raise for 2017. We are including both the proposed 1.6 percent pay raise and 2.1 percent pay raise charts on this page, and will update when the new pay raise is signed into law.

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.

2017 Active Duty Pay Charts

2017 Drill Pay Charts

2017 Active Duty Pay Charts (2.1 percent pay raise version)

2017 Drill Pay Charts (2.1 percent pay raise version)

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

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).

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