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    Check out the 2016 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
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    Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).
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    The following table reflects the DFAS schedule of active-duty pay dates.
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2016 Military Pay Charts

Military Pay Charts

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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

Prior Pay Charts:
-- Historical 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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