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2016 Military Pay Charts

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October Update: A 1.6% military pay increase for 2017 has been approved, effective January 1. For 2017 charts, visit the Military Pay overview.

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The 2016 monthly pay rates were effective January 1, 2016. This pay increase was reflected in the January 15 paycheck.

2016 Pay Charts
2016 BAH Rates
2016 Drill Pay Charts

2017 Pay Charts:

2017 Pay Charts
2017 Drill Pay Charts

Prior Pay Charts:
-- Historical Military Pay Charts Dating Back to 1949

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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