2015 Military Pay

Updated: March 15, 2021

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    The 2015 military pay increase is 1 percent effective Jan. 1st, 2015.  The military pay increase became effective once President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Military-money

    The first paycheck reflecting the military pay increase will be Thursday, Jan. 15th, 2015 for the pay period Jan. 1st, 2015 through Jan. 15th, 2015.

    See 2015 military pay charts here.

    Service members’ annual pay increase is determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Cost Index and growth in private sector wages.  However, by law, Title 37, Chapter 19, Section 1009, the President can set an alternate pay raise which was done this year.

    Historical Military Pay Raises by Year

    YearMilitary Pay RaiseYearMilitary Pay Raise
    20234.6% (projected)19924.2%
    20222.7% (projected)19914.1%
    20213%19903.6%
    20203.1%19894.1%
    20192.6%19882%
    20182.4%19873%
    20172.1%19863%
    20161.3%19854%
    20151%19844%
    20141%19834%
    20131.7%198214.3%
    20121.6%198111.7%
    20111.4%19807%
    20103.4%19795.5%
    20093.9%19787.1%
    20083.5%19774.8%
    2007 *2.7%19765.%
    20063.1%19755.52%
    20053.5%19746.2%
    2004 *4.2%19736.7%
    2003 *4.7%19727.2%
    2002 *6.9%19717.9%
    20014.1%19708.1%
    20006.2%196912.6%
    19993.6%19686.8%
    19982.8%19675.6%
    19973%19663.2%
    19962.4%1965E: 11% O: 6%
    19952.6%19642.5% - 8.5%
    19942.2%196312.6%
    19933.7%1962None

    * 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007 are the average percentage raise as military pay raises differed for various military pay grades.

    Military pay increases are for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Reserve forces where applicable.


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