2017 Military Pay Charts

Updated: May 13, 2020
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    President Obama signed the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Dec. 2, 2016, solidifying the 2.1% military pay raise for 2017.

    The first paycheck reflecting the increase will be Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, for the pay period Jan. 1, 2017, through Jan. 15, 2017. You can find all military pay dates here.

    See 2024 military pay rates and charts here.

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    2017 Military Pay (Less than 2 Years to Over 8)

    GRADE2 OR LESSOVER 2OVER 3OVER 4OVER 6OVER 8
    O-10 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$-
    O-9 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$-
    O-8 (*1)$10,155.00 $10,487.70 $10,708.50 $10,770.00 $11,045.70 $11,505.90
    O-7 (*1)$8,438.10 $8,829.90 $9,011.40 $9,155.70 $9,416.70 $9,674.70
    O-6 (*2)$6,398.70 $7,029.90 $7,491.40 $7,491.30 $7,519.80 $7,842.30
    O-5$5,334.30 $6,009.30 $6,424.80 $6,503.40 $6,763.20 $6,918.30
    O-4$4,602.60 $5,327.70 $5,683.50 $5,762.40 $6,092.40 $6,446.40
    O-3$4,046.70 $4,587.00 $4,950.90 $5,398.20 $5,657.10 $5,940.90
    O-2$3,496.50 $3,982.20 $4,586.10 $4,741.20 $4,839.00 $4,839.00
    O-1$3,034.80 $3,159.00 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70
    O-3 (*3)$-$-$-$5,398.20 $5,657.10 $5,940.90
    O-2 (*3)$-$-$-$4,741.20 $4,839.00 $4,992.90
    O-1 (*3)$-$-$-$3,818.70 $4,077.60 $4,228.50
    W-5$-$-$-$-$-$-
    W-4$4,182.00 $4,498.50 $4,627.50 $4,754.70 $4,973.40 $5,190.00
    W-3$3,819.00 $3,978.30 $4,141.50 $4,195.20 $4,365.90 $4,702.50
    W-2$3,379.50 $3,699.00 $3,797.40 $4,084.20 $4,424.70
    W-1$2,966.40 $3,285.60 $3,371.40 $3,552.90 $3,767.40 $4,083.60
    E-9 (*4)$-$-$-$-$-$-
    E-8$-$-$-$-$-$4,136.10
    E-7$2,875.20 $3,138.00 $3,258.30 $3,417.30 $3,541.80 $3,755.10
    E-6$2,486.70 $2,736.60 $2,857.20 $2,974.80 $3,097.20 $3,372.60
    E-5$2,278.20 $2,431.50 $2,549.10 $2,669.10 $2,856.60 $3,052.50
    E-4$2,088.90 $2,195.70 $2,314.80 $2,432.10 $2,535.60 $2,535.60
    E-3$1,885.80 $2,004.30 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80
    E-2$1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40
    E-1 > 4 mos$1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90
    E-1 < 4 mos$1,479.30 $-$-$-$-$-

    2017 Military Pay (10 to Over 20 Years)

    GRADEOVER 10OVER 12OVER 14OVER 16OVER 18OVER 20
    O-10 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$15,583.20
    O-9 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$14,352.00
    O-8 (*1)$11,612.70 $12,049.80 $12,175.20 $12,551.70 $13,096.50 $13,598.70
    O-7 (*1)$9,972.90 $10,270.20 $10,568.70 $11,505.90 $12,296.70 $12,296.70
    O-6 (*2)$7,884.60 $7,884.60 $8,332.50 $9,124.80 $9,589.80 $10,054.50
    O-5$7,259.70 $7,510.50 $7,834.20 $8,329.80 $8,565.00 $8,798.10
    O-4$6,887.40 $7,230.30 $7,468.50 $7,605.60 $7,684.80 $7,684.80
    O-3$6,124.20 $6,426.00 $6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50
    O-2$4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,838.50
    O-1$3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70
    O-3 (*3)$6,124.20 $6,426.00 $6,680.70 $6,827.10 $7,026.00 $7,026.00
    O-2 (*3)$5,253.00 $5,454.00 $5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70
    O-1 (*3)$4,382.40 $4,533.90 $4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20
    W-5$-$-$-$-$-$7,436.10
    W-4$5,409.30 $5,738.70 $6,027.90 $6,303.00 $6,528.30 $6,747.60
    W-3$5,052.90 $5,218.20 $5,409.00 $5,605.50 $5,959.20 $6,198.00
    W-2$4,593.60 $4,759.50 $4,962.90 $5,121.60 $5,265.60 $5,437.80
    W-1$4,231.20 $4,437.30 $4,640.40 $4,800.30 $4,947.00 $5,125.80
    E-9 (*4)$5,052.60 $5,166.90 $5,311.50 $5,481.00 $5,652.60 $5,926.50
    E-8$4,318.80 $4,432.20 $4,567.80 $4,715.10 $4,980.30 $5,114.70
    E-7$3,875.40 $4,088.70 $4,266.60 $4,387.80 $4,516.80 $4,566.60
    E-6$3,480.30 $3,688.20 $3,751.50 $3,797.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70
    E-5$3,213.60 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80
    E-4$2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60
    E-3$2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80
    E-2$1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40
    E-1 > 4 mos$1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90
    E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-$-$-

    2017 Military Pay (22 to Over 32 Years)

    GRADEOVER 22OVER 24OVER 26OVER 28OVER 30OVER 32
    O-10 (*1)$15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20
    O-9 (*1)$14,559.30 $14,857.80 $15,378.60 $15,378.60 $15,583.20 $15,583.20
    O-8 (*1)$13,933.80 $13,933.80 $13,933.80 $13,933.80 $14,282.70 $14,282.70
    O-7 (*1)$12,296.70 $12,296.70 $12,296.70 $12,296.70 $12,606.90 $12,606.90
    O-6 (*2)$10,318.80 $10,587.00 $11,106.00 $11,106.00 $11,106.00 $11,106.00
    O-5$9,062.70 $9,062.70 $9,062.70 $9,062.70 $9,062.70 $9,062.70
    O-4$7,684.80 $7,684.80 $7,684.80 $7,684.80 $7,684.80 $7,684.80
    O-3$6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50
    O-2$4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00
    O-1$3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70
    O-3 (*3)$7,026.00 $7,026.00 $7,026.00 $7,026.00 $7,026.00 $7,026.00
    O-2 (*3)$5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70
    O-1 (*3)$4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20
    W-5$7,813.20 $8,094.00 $8,405.10 $8,405.10 $8,826.00 $8,826.00
    W-4$7,070.10 $7,335.00 $7,637.40 $7,637.40 $7,789.80 $7,789.80
    W-3$6,340.80 $6,492.60 $6,699.30 $6,699.30 $6,699.30 $6,699.30
    W-2$5,550.90 $5,640.60 $5,640.60 $5,640.60 $5,640.60 $5,640.60
    W-1$5,125.80 $5,125.80 $5,125.80 $5,125.80 $5,125.80 $5,125.80
    E-9 (*4)$6,158.70 $6,402.60 $6,776.40 $6,776.40 $7,114.80 $7,114.80
    E-8$5,343.60 $5,470.50 $5,782.80 $5,782.80 $5,898.90 $5,898.90
    E-7$4,734.60 $4,824.60 $5,167.50 $5,167.50 $5,167.50 $5,167.50
    E-6$3,851.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70
    E-5$3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80
    E-4$2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60
    E-3$2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80
    E-2$1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40
    E-1 > 4 mos$1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90
    E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-$-$-

    2017 Military Pay (34 to Over 40 Years)

    GRADEOVER 34OVER 36OVER 38OVER 40
    O-10 (*1)$15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20
    O-9 (*1)$15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20 $15,583.20
    O-8 (*1)$14,639.70 $14,639.70 $14,639.70 $14,639.70
    O-7 (*1)$12,606.90 $12,606.90 $12,606.90 $12,606.90
    O-6 (*2)$11,328.00 $11,328.00 $11,328.00 $11,328.00
    O-5$9,062.70 $9,062.70 $9,062.70 $9,062.70
    O-4$7,684.80 $7,684.80 $7,684.80 $7,684.80
    O-3$6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50 $6,583.50
    O-2$4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00 $4,839.00
    O-1$3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70 $3,818.70
    O-3 (*3)$7,026.00 $7,026.00 $7,026.00 $7,026.00
    O-2 (*3)$5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70 $5,603.70
    O-1 (*3)$4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20 $4,741.20
    W-5$9,266.70 $9,266.70 $9,266.70 $9,266.70
    W-4$7,789.80 $7,789.80 $7,789.80 $7,789.80
    W-3$6,699.30 $6,699.30 $6,699.30 $6,699.30
    W-2$5,640.60 $5,640.60 $5,640.60 $5,640.60
    W-1$5,125.80 $5,125.80 $5,125.80 $5,125.80
    E-9 (*4)$7,470.60 $7,470.60 $7,470.60 $7,470.60
    E-8$5,898.90 $5,898.90 $5,898.90 $5,898.90
    E-7$5,167.50 $5,167.50 $5,167.50 $5,167.50
    E-6$3,851.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70 $3,851.70
    E-5$3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80 $3,232.80
    E-4$2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60 $2,535.60
    E-3$2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80 $2,125.80
    E-2$1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40 $1,793.40
    E-1 > 4 mos$1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90 $1,599.90
    E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-

    Notes:
    1.  Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule.
    2.  Basic Pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2017 which is $12,641.70
    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 Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard basic pay is $8,165.10.
    5. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on the basic pay rate plus Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay which is $225.
    6. Basic pay for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $1,062.30.

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

    2017 Military Pay Raise Coverage

    On Dec. 2, 2016, President Obama signed the FY2017 NDAA approving the 2.1% pay raise and keeping military pay up with private sector growth.

    The 2017 increase is .8% higher than the 1.3% increase in 2016 and results in about $550 more a year for most junior enlisted troops and about $1,800 for officers.

    The Department of Defense (DoD) uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Cost Index (ECI) when proposing military pay raises. ECI measures private-sector labor costs over time. However, Title 37, Chapter 19, Section 1009 allows the president to set alternate pay raises. 

    Written by Veteran.com Team