The WH and Senate have proposed a 1.3 percent increase in military pay for 2016. The House is pushing for 2.3 percent.
The military basic pay charts are updated annually as part of the DoD budget and National Defense Authorization Act. Servicemembers can also see changes in their base pay based on changes in pay grade and years of service. The following military pay charts reflect the current and historic pay rates dating back to 1949.