Foreign Language Proficiency Pay / Foriegn Language Proficiency Bonus

Entitlement to Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP) is established for officers and enlisted members receiving basic pay and certified by the individual service secretary to be proficient in foreign language. Each service secretary certifies FLPP annually based on:
  • Qualifications in a career linguist duty specialty
  • Attendance in specified training
  • Assignment to duties requiring foreign language proficiency
  • Proficiency in a foreign language deemed critical


FLPP is payable in addition to all other pay and allowances. 
Rates Payable
Members are not authorized to receive both FLPP I (Career Linguist) and FLPP II (Non-Career) simultaneously, although members may receive FLPP for multiple languages as long as the maximum monthly FLPP does not exceed $1000.00 for Active and $500.00 for Guard and Reserve.
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