2015 Military Pay Scale

Updated: May 13, 2020

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    The 2015 military pay scale is effective Jan. 1, 2015 and is a 1 percent increase over the previous year.

    See here for 2015 military pay dates.

    2015 Military Pay Scales

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    GRADE2 OR LESSOVER 2OVER 3OVER 4OVER 6OVER 8
    O-10 (*1)
    O-9 (*1)
    O-8 (*1)$9,946.20 $10,272.00 $10,488.30 $10,548.60 $10,818.60 $11,269.20
    O-7 (*1)$8,264.40 $8,648.40 $8,826.00 $8,967.30 $9,222.90 $9,475.80
    O-6 (*2)$6,186.60 $6,796.80 $7,242.90 $7,242.90 $7,270.50 $7,582.20
    O-5$5,157.60 $5,810.10 $6,212.10 $6,288.00 $6,539.10 $6,689.10
    O-4$4,449.90 $5,151.30 $5,495.10 $5,571.60 $5,890.50 $6,232.80
    O-3$3,912.60 $4,435.20 $4,787.10 $5,219.40 $5,469.60 $5,744.10
    O-2$3,380.70 $3,850.20 $4,434.30 $4,584.00 $4,678.50 $4,678.50
    O-1$2,934.30 $3,054.30 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10
    O-3 (*3)$5,219.40 $5,469.60 $5,744.10
    O-2 (*3)$4,584.00 $4,678.50 $4,827.60
    O-1 (*3)$3,692.10 $3,942.30 $4,088.40
    W-5
    W-4$4,043.40 $4,349.70 $4,474.20 $4,597.20 $4,808.70 $5,018.10
    W-3$3,692.40 $3,846.30 $4,004.10 $4,056.00 $4,221.30 $4,546.80
    W-2$3,267.30 $3,576.30 $3,671.70 $3,736.80 $3,948.90 $4,278.30
    W-1$2,868.30 $3,176.70 $3,259.80 $3,435.00 $3,642.60 $3,948.30
    E-9 (*4)
    E-8$3,999.00
    E-7$2,780.10 $3,034.20 $3,150.30 $3,304.20 $3,424.50 $3,630.90
    E-6$2,404.50 $2,645.70 $2,762.40 $2,876.10 $2,994.60 $3,261.00
    E-5$2,202.90 $2,350.80 $2,464.50 $2,580.60 $2,761.80 $2,951.40
    E-4$2,019.60 $2,122.80 $2,238.00 $2,351.40 $2,451.60 $2,451.60
    E-3$1,823.40 $1,938.00 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30
    E-2$1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00
    E-1 (*6)$1,546.80

    2015 Military Pay Scales

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    GRADEOVER 10OVER 12OVER 14OVER 16OVER 18OVER 20
    O-10 (*1)$16,072.20
    O-9 (*1)$14,056.80
    O-8 (*1)$11,373.90 $11,802.00 $11,924.70 $12,293.40 $12,827.10 $13,319.10
    O-7 (*1)$9,767.70 $10,059.00 $10,351.20 $11,269.20 $12,043.80 $12,043.80
    O-6 (*2)$7,623.30 $7,623.30 $8,056.50 $8,822.40 $9,272.10 $9,721.50
    O-5$7,019.10 $7,261.50 $7,574.70 $8,053.80 $8,281.20 $8,506.50
    O-4$6,659.10 $6,990.60 $7,221.00 $7,353.60 $7,430.10 $7,430.10
    O-3$5,921.10 $6,213.00 $6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40
    O-2$4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50
    O-1$3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10
    O-3 (*3)$5,921.10 $6,213.00 $6,459.30 $6,600.90 $6,793.20 $6,793.20
    O-2 (*3)$5,079.00 $5,273.10 $5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00
    O-1 (*3)$4,237.20 $4,383.60 $4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00
    W-5$7,189.50
    W-4$5,229.90 $5,548.80 $5,828.10 $6,094.20 $6,311.70 $6,523.80
    W-3$4,885.50 $5,045.10 $5,229.60 $5,419.80 $5,761.50 $5,992.50
    W-2$4,441.50 $4,602.00 $4,798.50 $4,951.80 $5,091.00 $5,257.50
    W-1$4,091.10 $4,290.30 $4,486.80 $4,641.30 $4,783.20 $4,956.00
    E-9 (*4)$4,885.20 $4,995.90 $5,135.40 $5,299.20 $5,465.10 $5,730.30
    E-8$4,175.70 $4,285.20 $4,416.60 $4,558.80 $4,815.30 $4,945.20
    E-7$3,747.00 $3,953.40 $4,125.00 $4,242.30 $4,367.10 $4,415.40
    E-6$3,364.80 $3,565.80 $3,627.30 $3,672.00 $3,724.20 $3,724.20
    E-5$3,107.10 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70
    E-4$2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60
    E-3$2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30
    E-2$1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00
    E-1 (*6)

    2015 Military Pay Scales

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    GRADEOVER 22OVER 24OVER 26OVER 28OVER 30OVER 32
    O-10 (*1)$16,150.50 $16,486.80 $17,071.50 $17,071.50 $17,925.30 $17,925.30
    O-9 (*1)$14,259.90 $14,552.10 $15,062.40 $15,062.40 $15,816.00 $15,816.00
    O-8 (*1)$13,647.30 $13,647.30 $13,647.30 $13,647.30 $13,989.00 $13,989.00
    O-7 (*1)$12,043.80 $12,043.80 $12,105.60 $12,105.60 $12,347.70 $12,347.70
    O-6 (*2)$9,977.10 $10,236.00 $10,738.20 $10,738.20 $10,952.40 $10,952.40
    O-5$8,762.40 $8,762.40 $8,762.40 $8,762.40 $8,762.40 $8,762.40
    O-4$7,430.10 $7,430.10 $7,430.10 $7,430.10 $7,430.10 $7,430.10
    O-3$6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40
    O-2$4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50
    O-1$3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10
    O-3 (*3)$6,793.20 $6,793.20 $6,793.20 $6,793.20 $6,793.20 $6,793.20
    O-2 (*3)$5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00
    O-1 (*3)$4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00
    W-5$7,554.30 $7,825.80 $8,126.70 $8,126.70 $8,533.50 $8,533.50
    W-4$6,835.80 $7,092.00 $7,384.20 $7,384.20 $7,531.80 $7,531.80
    W-3$6,130.50 $6,277.50 $6,477.30 $6,477.30 $6,477.30 $6,477.30
    W-2$5,366.70 $5,453.70 $5,453.70 $5,453.70 $5,453.70 $5,453.70
    W-1$4,956.00 $4,956.00 $4,956.00 $4,956.00 $4,956.00 $4,956.00
    E-9 (*4)$5,954.70 $6,190.50 $6,551.70 $6,551.70 $6,879.00 $6,879.00
    E-8$5,166.60 $5,289.30 $5,591.40 $5,591.40 $5,703.60 $5,703.60
    E-7$4,577.70 $4,664.70 $4,996.20 $4,996.20 $4,996.20 $4,996.20
    E-6$3,724.20 $3,724.20 $3,724.20 $3,724.20 $3,724.20 $3,724.20
    E-5$3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70
    E-4$2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60
    E-3$2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30
    E-2$1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00

    2015 Military Pay Scales

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    GRADEOVER 34OVER 36OVER 38OVER 40
    O-10 (*1)$18,821.10 $18,821.10 $19,762.50 $19,762.50
    O-9 (*1)$16,606.80 $16,606.80 $17,436.90 $17,436.90
    O-8 (*1)$14,338.50 $14,338.50 $14,338.50 $14,338.50
    O-7 (*1)$12,347.70 $12,347.70 $12,347.70 $12,347.70
    O-6 (*2)$10,952.40 $10,952.40 $10,952.40 $10,952.40
    O-5$8,762.40 $8,762.40 $8,762.40 $8,762.40
    O-4$7,430.10 $7,430.10 $7,430.10 $7,430.10
    O-3$6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40 $6,365.40
    O-2$4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50 $4,678.50
    O-1$3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10 $3,692.10
    O-3 (*3)$6,793.20 $6,793.20 $6,793.20 $6,793.20
    O-2 (*3)$5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00 $5,418.00
    O-1 (*3)$4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00 $4,584.00
    W-5$8,959.80 $8,959.80 $9,408.30 $9,408.30
    W-4$7,531.80 $7,531.80 $7,531.80 $7,531.80
    W-3$6,477.30 $6,477.30 $6,477.30 $6,477.30
    W-2$5,453.70 $5,453.70 $5,453.70 $5,453.70
    W-1$4,956.00 $4,956.00 $4,956.00 $4,956.00
    E-9 (*4)$7,223.10 $7,223.10 $7,584.60 $7,584.60
    E-8$5,703.60 $5,703.60 $5,703.60 $5,703.60
    E-7$4,996.20 $4,996.20 $4,996.20 $4,996.20
    E-6$3,724.20 $3,724.20 $3,724.20 $3,724.20
    E-5$3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70 $3,125.70
    E-4$2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60 $2,451.60
    E-3$2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30 $2,055.30
    E-2$1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00 $1,734.00

    Notes:
    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.
    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.

    The military pay charts are for all U.S. Armed Forces personnel Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Reserves forces where applicable.


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