The 2015 Military Pay Chart

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1% Pay Raise Coming In 2015

Earlier this year the President and the Senate Armed Services Committee published the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015. The latest version of the NDAA contains a 1% pay raise for the military, which will be the standard raise until 2018. The 2015 Military Pay Chart goes into effect on 1 January 2015, for members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines.

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2015 Military Pay Charts – Enlisted & Officers

2015 Military Pay – Officers 0 – 10 Years

Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10
O-10(*1)(*2)-------
O-9(*1)-------
O-8(*1)9,946.2010,272.0010,488.3010,548.6010,818.6011,269.2011,373.90
O-7(*1)8,264.408,648.408,826.008,967.309,222.909,475.809,767.70
O-6(*1)6,186.606,796.807,242.907,242.907,270.507,582.207,623.30
O-55,157.605,810.106,212.106,288.006,539.106,689.107,019.10
O-44,449.905,151.305,495.105,571.605,890.506,232.806,659.10
O-33,912.604,435.204,787.105,219.405,469.605,744.105,921.10
O-23,380.703,850.204,434.304,584.004,678.504,678.504,678.50
O-12,934.303,054.303,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.10
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10
O-3E(*3)---5,219.405,469.605,744.105,921.10
O-2E(*3)---4,584.004,678.504,827.605,079.00
O-1E(*3)---3,692.103,942.304,088.404,237.20
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10
W-5-------
W-44,043.404,349.704,474.204,597.204,808.705,018.105,229.90
W-33,692.403,846.304,004.104,056.004,221.304,546.804,885.50
W-23,267.303,576.303,671.703,736.803,948.904,278.304,441.50
W-12,868.303,176.703,259.803,435.003,642.603,948.304,091.10

2015 Military Pay – Officers 12 – 26 Years

Pay GradeOver 12Over 14Over 16Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
O-10(*1)(*2)----16,072.2016,150.5016,486.8017,071.50
O-9(*1)----14,056.8014,259.9014,552.1015,062.40
O-8(*1)11,802.0011,924.7012,293.4012,827.1013,319.1013,647.3013,647.3013,647.30
O-7(*1)10,059.0010,351.2011,269.2012,043.8012,043.8012,043.8012,043.8012,105.60
O-6(*1)7,623.308,056.508,822.409,272.109,721.509,977.1010,236.0010,738.20
O-57,261.507,574.708,053.808,281.208,506.508,762.408,762.408,762.40
O-46,990.607,221.007,353.607,430.107,430.107,430.107,430.107,430.10
O-36,213.006,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.40
O-24,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.50
O-13,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.10
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay GradeOver 12Over 14Over 16Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
O-3E(*3)6,213.006,459.306,600.906,793.206,793.206,793.206,793.206,793.20
O-2E(*3)5,273.105,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.00
O-1E(*3)4,383.604,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.00
Warrant Officers
Pay GradeOver 12Over 14Over 16Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
W-5----7,189.507,554.307,825.808,126.70
W-45,548.805,828.106,094.206,311.706,523.806,835.807,092.007,384.20
W-35,045.105,229.605,419.805,761.505,992.506,130.506,277.506,477.30
W-24,602.004,798.504,951.805,091.005,257.505,366.705,453.705,453.70
W-14,290.304,486.804,641.304,783.204,956.004,956.004,956.004,956.00

2015 Military Pay – Officers 28 – 40 Years

Pay GradeOver 28Over 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
O-10(*1)(*2)17,071.5017,925.3017,925.3018,821.1018,821.1019,762.5019,762.50
O-9(*1)15,062.4015,816.0015,816.0016,606.8016,606.8017,436.9017,436.90
O-8(*1)13,647.3013,989.0013,989.0014,338.5014,338.5014,338.5014,338.50
O-7(*1)12,105.6012,347.7012,347.7012,347.7012,347.7012,347.7012,347.70
O-6(*1)10,738.2010,952.4010,952.4010,952.4010,952.4010,952.4010,952.40
O-58,762.408,762.408,762.408,762.408,762.408,762.408,762.40
O-47,430.107,430.107,430.107,430.107,430.107,430.107,430.10
O-36,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.406,365.40
O-24,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.504,678.50
O-13,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.103,692.10
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay GradeOver 28Over 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
O-3E(*3)6,793.206,793.206,793.206,793.206,793.206,793.206,793.20
O-2E(*3)5,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.005,418.00
O-1E(*3)4,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.004,584.00
Warrant Officers
Pay GradeOver 28Over 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
W-58,126.708,533.508,533.508,959.808,959.809,408.309,408.30
W-47,384.207,531.807,531.807,531.807,531.807,531.807,531.80
W-36,477.306,477.306,477.306,477.306,477.306,477.306,477.30
W-25,453.705,453.705,453.705,453.705,453.705,453.705,453.70
W-14,956.004,956.004,956.004,956.004,956.004,956.004,956.00

Footnotes:

*1 Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule which is $15,125.10. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule which is $12,391.80.

*2 While serving as Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff/Vice Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Chief of Navy Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Army/Air Force Chief of Staff, Chief of the National Guard Bureau Commander of a unified or specified combatant command, basic pay is $21,147.30. (See note 1 above).

*3 Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years and 1 day of active duty or more than 1460 points as a warrant and/or enlisted member. See Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations for more detailed explanation on who is eligible for this special basic pay rate.

2015 Military Pay – Enlisted 0 – 10 Years

Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10
E-9(*4)------4,885.20
E-8-----3,999.004,175.70
E-72,780.103,034.203,150.303,304.203,424.503,630.903,747.00
E-62,404.502,645.702,762.402,876.102,994.603,261.003,364.80
E-52,202.902,350.802,464.502,580.602,761.802,951.403,107.10
E-42,019.602,122.802,238.002,351.402,451.602,451.602,451.60
E-31,823.401,938.002,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.30
E-21,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.00
E-1(*5)1,546.80

2015 Military Pay – Enlisted 12 – 26 Years

Pay GradeOver 12Over 14Over 16Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
E-9(*4)4,995.905,135.405,299.205,465.105,730.305,954.706,190.506,551.70
E-84,285.204,416.604,558.804,815.304,945.205,166.605,289.305,591.40
E-73,953.404,125.004,242.304,367.104,415.404,577.704,664.704,996.20
E-63,565.803,627.303,672.003,724.203,724.203,724.203,724.203,724.20
E-53,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.70
E-42,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.60
E-32,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.30
E-21,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.00

2015 Military Pay – Enlisted 28 – 40 Years

Pay GradeOver 28Over 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
E-9(*4)6,551.706,879.006,879.007,223.107,223.107,584.607,584.60
E-85,591.405,703.605,703.605,703.605,703.605,703.605,703.60
E-74,996.204,996.204,996.204,996.204,996.204,996.204,996.20
E-63,724.203,724.203,724.203,724.203,724.203,724.203,724.20
E-53,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.703,125.70
E-42,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.602,451.60
E-32,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.302,055.30
E-21,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.001,734.00

Footnotes:

*4 For the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the AF, Sergeant Major of the Army or Marine Corps or Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, basic pay is $7,894.50. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on this basic pay rate plus Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay which is $225.00.

*5 Applicable to E-1 with 4 months or more of active duty. Basic pay for an E-1 with less than 4 months of active duty is $1,430.40.

*6 Basic pay rate for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $1,027.20.

The Military Guide was founded by retired Navy Officer, Doug Nordman, author of the book, The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement. The goal of this site is to help you to use your military and veterans benefits to make better informed financial decisions. Thank you for your service!

2 Comments
  1. Why can’t any website show a retired pay chart?

    • Babba, the pay charts only have a few variables: rank, years of service, and an occasional footnote. Yet you can see how many charts there are, and the special pays/allowances are even more confusing.

      The “Total Pay” iPhone app was created by a Marine just to help his platoon figure out how much their paychecks should be.

      Retirements have many more variables than the pay tables: High Three or REDUX, the number of years of service, an average of the 36 months of a servicemember’s highest pay during their career, active-duty or Reserve/Guard, regular or medical/disability, and traditional or TERA. The “retired pay chart” would be a three-inch binder.

      Due to all of the variables, each service has a calculator on their respective websites (behind an ID card login) to help servicemembers run the numbers for their particular situation.

      Of course I’m also happy to help people calculate their pension! If you have a pension question, feel free to post it here or use the “Contact me” box (https://the-military-guide.com/contact-me/) to send a private message. You can also search for keywords like “calculate pension” to read some of the other 700+ posts on this blog.

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