Basic Pay

Basic Pay for Soldiers

Basic Military Pay or "base pay" is the standard amount of compensation for service members based on each individual pay grade. This is a service members compensation before additional allowances such as BAH, Cost-of Living (COLA), Clothing, Bonuses, Special Pay. The articles in this section can help service members and spouses to navigate the confusing waters that comprise military pay.

Military Pay - Basic Pay

Thrift Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers servicemembers flexibility in investment planning.

Military Pay Allotments

An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically distributed for you, from your pay.

Questions About Pay

Have a general question about active duty or retired pay rates? Check with these resources.

Military Advance Pay

The purpose of advance pay is to give funds to a member to meet extraordinary expenses incident to Permanent Change of Statio...

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2018 Military Pay Charts

Check out the 2018 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.

Military Retired Pay Overview

The military retirement system is arguably the best one around, but proper planning is needed to ensure you can retire comfor...