Aviation Career Incentive Pay for Officers

In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Lt. Jennifer Sandifer, a fighter pilot from Austin, Texas, walks towards F/A-18E Super Hornet jet on the deck of the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Lt. Jennifer Sandifer, a fighter pilot from Austin, Texas, walks towards F/A-18E Super Hornet jet on the deck of the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

If you are an active duty commissioned officer on aviation duty, you are entitled to Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP). Aviation career incentive pay is restricted to regular and reserve officers who hold, or are in training leading to, an aeronautical rating or designation and who engage and remain in aviation service on a career basis.

For officers above O-6 with less than 25 years of aviation service:

Years of Aviation Service (for Army, Navy, Marines)
2 or less $125
Over 2 $156
Over 3 $188
Over 4 $206
Over 6 $650
Over 14 $840
Over 22 $585
Over 23 $495
Over 24 $385
Over 25 $250
Years of Aviation Service (Air Force Only)
2 or less $150
Over 2 $250
Over 6 $700
Over 12 $1000
Over 22 $700
Over 24 $450
Years of Aviation Service (Coast Guard Only)
2 or less $150
Over 2 $250
Over 6 $800
Over 10 $1,000
Over 22 $700
Over 24 $450

An O-7 can't get more than $200 a month and an O-8 or above can't get more than $206 a month.

Warrant officers with over 22 years of aviation service are paid at the rate for officers with over 14 years of aviation service. In time of war, the President may suspend the payment of aviation career incentive pay.

NOTE: UAS pilots with over 14 years of aviation service can receive up to $1,000 ACIP  monthly until the 22 year mark.

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