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2016 Military Pay Charts

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President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which includes a 1.3 percent increase in military pay for 2016. The military pay tables below apply to active members of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Update: The official 2016 Guard and Reserve drill pay charts are now available. Visit the Drill Pay page for more details.

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The linked tables reflect 2016 monthly pay based on the 1.3 percent pay raise, which is effective as of January 1, 2016. This pay increase will be reflected in your January 15 paycheck.

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Tables: 2016 Active Duty Pay Charts
Tables: 2016 Drill Pay Charts

Prior 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

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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