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2017 Military Pay Charts

Military Pay Charts
Breaking: Congress has proposed a 2.4 percent pay raise for 2018, while the White House has proposed a 2.1 percent pay raise. See our Proposed Pay Raise page for details.

The tables below reflects the monthly base pay for all military members while the calculator can compute your personalized base pay plus allowances and special pays.

2017 Active Duty Pay Charts

2017 Drill Pay Charts 

For your personalized pay and allowance computation check out our Military Pay Calculator which has been updated to include the proposed 2.1% pay raise.

Prior Pay Charts:

2016 Active Duty Pay Charts 2016 Drill Pay Charts

Factors That Affect Military Pay

  • The annual pay raise
  • Longevity raises virtually every 2 years (based on the number of years in service)
  • Promotions
  • Number of Drill Periods (Guard and Reserve Only)
  • Basic Allowance for Housing Increases: BAH (based on location).
  • Basic Allowance for Subsistence Increases: BAS 
  • Cost of Living Allowance Increases: COLA (based on location).
  • Special Pay(s) (based on occupations: Language Skills, Combat, Flight, Hazardous Duty).