Basic Pay

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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

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.

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2020 Military Pay Charts

Check out the 2020 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.