Looking for the 2012 dates? See 2012 Active Duty Military Pay Dates.
Amazing to me, but my list of the 2010 Military Pay Dates has been one of the most popular posts of all time. Therefore, it only seems sensible that I would publish a list of 2011 Military Pay Dates.
Drum roll, please...
December 30th, 2010 (technically a 2010 pay, but I thought I would include it anyway.)
July 1st (see 1 July 2011 Pay)
July 15th (see 15 July 2011 Pay Predictions)
August 1st (see 1 August 2011 Military Pay Information for more details)
August 15th (see 15 August 2011 Military Pay for more information)
September 1st (see 1 September 2011 Military Pay for more information)
September 30th (see 1 October 2011 Military Pay for more information)
October 14th (see 15 October 2011 Pay)
November 1st (see 1 November 2011 Military Pay Date)
November 15th (see 15 November 2011 Pay Day for more information, especially if you are with Navy Federal.)
December 1st (see 1 December 2011 Military Pay for more information)
December 30th (See 30 December 2011 Military Pay for more information)
Still confused? It is really pretty simple. The military paydays are on the 15th and 1st of each month. If the 15th or 1st fall on a weekend or federal holiday, then the payday is the previous business day. For example, if May 15th falls on a Sunday, then payday is on Friday, the 13th, which is the last business day before the 15th.
Many banks and credit unions, including USAA, release pay funds to their customers one business day earlier than the official payday. They do this as a courtesy to their customers. Other banks do not have an official policy of releasing funds early but often do it anyway. Also, many banks are unable to physically process all their payments at exactly the same moment. This means your neighbor or friend might get paid before or after you, even if you use the same bank.
If you more questions, please ask...that's why I'm here!
Retired and looking for your pay dates? See 2011 Military Retiree Pay Dates.