2021 Military Pay Dates

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This table reflects the schedule of 2021 military pay dates for the active and reserve components. The information may help avoid any confusion as to when you should expect to see the payment deposited to your account.

Note: Each service member has the option of receiving his or her pay once or twice a month. If they select to receive their pay twice a month, they will receive semi-monthly pay on the 15th of each month. If the 1st or 15th falls on Saturday or Sunday, payday is the Friday before.

2021 Military Pay Dates
Pay Period Mid-month Payday LES Available  End-of-Month Payday LES Available
January Jan. 15 Jan. 8 Feb. 1 Jan. 25
February Feb. 12 Feb. 5 Mar. 1 Feb. 22
March Mar. 15 Mar. 8 Apr. 1 Mar. 25
April Apr. 15 Apr. 8 Apr. 30 Apr. 23
May May 14 May 7 June 1 May 25
June June 15 June 8 July 1 June 24
July July 15 July 8 July 30 July 23
August Aug. 13 Aug. 6 Sep. 1 Aug. 25
September Sep. 15 Sep. 8 Oct. 1 Sept. 24
October Oct. 15 Oct. 8 Nov. 1 Oct. 25
November Nov. 15 Nov. 8 Dec. 1 Nov. 24
December Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 30 Dec. 23

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