2023 Military Pay Charts

Updated: December 28, 2022
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    President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), paving the way for a 4.6% increase in military pay for 2023. New pay rates are effective Jan. 1, 2023, and will first appear on Jan. 14, 2023, paychecks.

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

    See 2024 military pay rates and charts here.

    2023 Enlisted Pay Charts

    Military basic pay depends on rank/pay grade and years of service. Below are the 2023 pay charts for enlisted service members in every branch of the U.S. military.

    Enlisted Pay Chart (Less than 2 Years to Over 6 Years of Service)

    Pay Grade2 Years or LessOver 2Over 4Over 6
    E-73,445.80$3,760.80$3,905.10$4,095.30
    E-6$2,980.50$3,279.90$3,424.80$3,565.50
    E-5$2,730.30$2,914.20$3,055.20$3,199.20
    E-4$2,503.50$2,631.60$2,774.10$2,914.80
    E-3$2,259.90$2,402.10$2,547.60$2,547.60
    E-2$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20
    E-1$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60
    E-1 Less than 4 months$1,773.00N/AN/AN/A

    Enlisted Pay Chart (8 Years to Over 16 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
    E-9 (Note 1)N/A$6,055.50$6,192.90$6,365.70$6,568.80
    E-8$4,957.20$5,176.50$5,312.10$5,474.70$5,650.80
    E-7$4,500.60$4,644.90$4,900.50$5,113.50$5,258.70
    E-6$4,042.20$4,170.90$4,419.90$4,496.10$4,551.30
    E-5$3,658.50$3,851.70$3,874.80$3,874.80$3,874.80
    E-4$3,039.30$3,039.30$3,039.30$3,039.30$3,039.30
    E-3$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60
    E-2$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20
    E-1$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60

    Enlisted Pay Chart (18 Years to Over 28 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26Over 28
    E-9 (Note 1)$6,774.90$7,102.80$7,381.50$7,673.70$8,121.60$8,121.60
    E-8$5,968.80$6,130.20$6,404.40$6,556.50$6,930.90$6,930.90
    E-7$5,413.50$5,473.20$5,674.50$5,782.50$6,193.50$6,193.50
    E-6$4,616.40$4,616.40$4,616.40$4,616.40$4,616.40$4,616.40
    E-5$3,874.80$3,874.80$3,874.80$3,874.80$3,874.80$3,874.80
    E-4$3,039.303,039.30$3,039.30$3,039.30$3,039.30$3,039.30
    E-3$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60$2,547.60
    E-2$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20$2,149.20
    E-1$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60$1,917.60

    Enlisted Pay Chart (30 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
    E-9 (Note 1)$8,526.90$8,526.90$8,953.80$8,953.80$9,402.30$9,402.30
    E-8$7,069.80$7,069.80$7,069.80$7,069.80$7,069.80$7,069.80

    Enlisted Notes:

    1. For noncommissioned officers serving as Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or Coast Guard, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Space Force, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, basic pay for this grade is $9,786.00 per month, regardless of cumulative years of service under 37 U.S.C. 205.

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    2023 Officer Pay Charts

    Military basic pay depends on rank/pay grade and years of service. Below are the 2023 pay charts for officers and warrant officers in every branch of the U.S. military.

    Officer Pay Chart (Less than 2 Years to Over 6 Years of Service)

    Pay Grade2 Years or LessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
    O-10 (Note 1)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
    O-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
    O-8$12,170.70 $12,570.00 $12,834.30 $12,908.10 $13,238.40
    O-7$10,113.00 $10,582.80 $10,800.30 $10,973.40 $11,286.00
    O-6 (Note 2)$7,669.20 $8,425.20 $8,978.10 $8,978.10 $9,012.60
    O-5$6,393.30 $7,202.10 $7,700.40 $7,794.30 $8,105.70
    O-4$5,516.40 $6,385.20 $6,812.10 $6,906.30 $7,301.70
    O-3 (Note 3)$4,849.80 $5,497.80 $5,933.40 $6,469.80 $6,780.30
    O-2 (Note 3)$4,190.70 $4,772.70 $5,496.90 $5,682.60 $5,799.30
    O-1 (Note 3)$3,637.20 $3,786.00 $4,576.80 $4,576.80 $4,576.80
    O-3EN/AN/AN/A$6,469.80 $6,780.30
    O-2EN/AN/AN/A$5,682.60 $5,799.30
    O-1EN/AN/AN/A$4,576.80 $4,887.00
    W-5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
    W-4$5,012.40 $5,391.30 $5,546.10 $5,698.20 $5,960.70
    W-3$4,577.70 $4,767.90 $4,964.10 $5,027.70 $5,232.30
    W-2$4,050.30 $4,433.40 $4,551.00 $4,632.30 $4,894.80
    W-1$3,555.00 $3,938.10 $4,040.70 $4,258.20 $4,515.00

    Officer Pay Chart (8 Years to Over 16 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
    O-8$13,789.50$13,918.20$14,441.70$14,592.60$15,043.50
    O-7$11,595.30$11,952.60$12,308.70$12,666.60$13,789.50
    O-6 (Note 2)$9,398.70$9,450.00$9,450.00$9,987.00$10,936.20
    O-5$8,291.40$8,700.60$9,001.80$9,389.70$9,982.80
    O-4$7,726.20$8,254.80$8,665.50$8,951.10$9,115.50
    O-3 (Note 3)$7,120.50$7,340.10$7,701.60$7,890.60$7,890.60
    O-2 (Note 3)$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30
    O-1 (Note 3)$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80
    O-3E$7,120.50$7,340.10$7,701.60$8,007.00$8,182.50
    O-2E$5,983.80$6,295.50$6,536.70$6,715.80$6,715.80
    O-1E$5,067.90$5,252.70$5,433.90$5,682.60$5,682.60
    W-4$6,220.20$6,483.00$6,877.80$7,224.30$7,554.00
    W-3$5,635.80$6,055.80$6,253.80$6,482.70$6,718.20
    W-2$5,302.80$5,505.60$5,704.50$5,948.10$6,138.60
    W-1$4,893.90$5,070.60$5,318.70$5,561.70$5,753.10

    Officer Pay Chart (18 Years to Over 28 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26Over 28
    O-10 (Note 1)N/A$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10
    O-9 (Note 1)N/A$17,201.40$17,449.8017,675.10 (1)17,675.10 (1)17,675.10 (1)
    O-8 (Note 1)$15,696.60 $16,298.10$16,700.10$16,700.10$16,700.10$16,700.10
    O-7 (Note 1)$14,737.80 $14,737.80$14,737.80$14,737.80$14,813.70$14,813.70
    O-6 (Note 2)$11,493.60 $12,050.40$12,367.50$12,688.80$13,310.70$13,310.70
    O-5$10,265.40 $10,544.70$10,861.80$10,861.80$10,861.80$10,861.80
    O-4$9,210.30 $9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30
    O-3 (Note 3)$7,890.60 $7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60
    O-2 (Note 3)$5,799.30 $5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30
    O-1 (Note 3)$4,576.80 $4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80
    O-3E$8,421.00 $8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00
    O-2E$6,715.80 $6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80
    O-1E$5,682.60 $5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60
    W-5N/A$8,912.10$9,364.20$9,701.10$10,073.40$10,073.40
    W-4$7,824.30 $8,087.70$8,473.80$8,791.50$9,153.60$9,153.60
    W-3$7,142.40 $7,428.30$7,599.60$7,781.40$8,029.50$8,029.50
    W-2$6,310.80 $6,517.20$6,652.80$6,760.20$6,760.20$6,760.20
    W-1$5,929.20 $6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40

    Officer Pay Chart (Over 30 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
    O-10 (Note 1)$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10
    O-9 (Note 1)$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10$17,675.10
    O-8$17,118.30$17,118.30$17,545.80$17,545.80$17,545.80$17,545.80
    O-7$15,110.10$15,110.10$15,110.10$15,110.10$15,110.10$15,110.10
    O-6 (Note 2)$13,576.50$13,576.50$13,576.50$13,576.50$13,576.50$13,576.50
    O-5$10,861.80$10,861.80$10,861.80$10,861.80$10,861.80$10,861.80
    O-4$9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30$9,210.30
    O-3 (Note 3)$7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60$7,890.60
    O-2 (Note 3)$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30$5,799.30
    O-1 (Note 3)$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80$4,576.80
    O-3E$8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00$8,421.00
    O-2E$6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80$6,715.80
    O-1E$5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60$5,682.60
    W-5$10,578.00$10,578.00$11,106.00$11,106.00$11,662.50$11,662.50
    W-4$9,336.30$9,336.30$9,336.30$9,336.30$9,336.30$9,336.30
    W-3$8,029.50$8,029.50$8,029.50$8,029.50$8,029.50$8,029.50
    W-2$6,760.20$6,760.20$6,760.20$6,760.20$6,760.20$6,760.20
    W-1$6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40$6,143.40

    Officer Notes:

    1. Level II of the Executive Schedule limits military basic pay for pay grades O-7 to O-10 to $17,675.10 per month.
    2. Level V of the Executive Schedule limits military basic pay for pay grades O-6 and below to $14,341.80 per month. 
    3. Does not apply to commissioned officers credited with over 4 years of active duty service as an enlisted member of warrant officer.

    Additional Notes on Military Pay for 2023

    Military basic pay is the compensation a service member can expect without allowances, benefits, reenlistment bonuses, proficiency pay or other special pay.

    Military pay derives from the Employment Cost Index (ECI) formula and the draft 2023 defense budget. The pay charts above do not include allowances like BAH (basic allowance for housing)BAS (basic allowance for subsistence) or other incentives.

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