2024 Military Pay Charts

Updated: January 2, 2024
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    A 5.2% military pay will go into effect on January 1, 2024. It’s part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The pay increase is the largest jump in pay for service members and civilian defense employees in 20 years.

    According to a House version of the NDAA, Service members in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Space Force, Navy, and Reserves would all be eligible and should receive their paychecks on these dates. For more details about how much you can expect to receive for your grade and years of service, review the charts below! 

    2024 Enlisted Pay Charts

    As you may know, military basic pay is determined by an individual service member’s years of service and rank/pay grade. Review the following 2024 pay charts for enlisted military members across all branches. 

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

    Pay Grade2 years or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
    E-7$3,625$3,956$4,108$4,308$4,465
    E-6$3,135$3,450$3,603$3,751$3,905
    E-5$2,872$3,066$3,214$3,366$3,602
    E-4$2,634$2,769$2,918$3,067$3,197
    E-3$2,378$2,527$2,680$2,680$2,680
    E-2$2,261$2,261$2,261$2,261$2,261
    E-1$2,017$2,017$2,017$2,017$2,017
    E- 1 Less than 4 months$1,865$1,865$1,865$1,865$1,865

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

    Pay GradeOver 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
    E-9N/A$6,370$6,515$6,697$6,910
    E-8$5,215$5,445$5,588$5,759$5,945
    E-7$4,734$4,886$5,155$5,380$5,532
    E-6$4,252$4,388$4,650$4,730$4,788
    E-5$3,849$4,052$4,076$4,076$4,076
    E-4$3,197$3,197$3,197$3,197$3,197
    E-3$2,680$2,680$2,680$2,680$2,680
    E-2$2,261$2,261$2,261$2,261$2,261
    E-1$2,017$2,017$2,017$2,017$2,017

    Enlisted Pay Chart (18 Years to Over 26 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
    E-9$7,127$7,472$7,765$8,073$8,544
    E-8$6,279$6,449$6,737$6,897$7,291
    E-7$5,695$5,758$5,970$6,083$6,515
    E-6$4,856$4,856$4,856$4,856$4,856
    E-5$4,076$4,076$4,076$4,076$4,076
    E-4$3,197$3,197$3,197$3,197$3,197
    E-3$2,680$2,680$2,680$2,680$2,680
    E-2$2,261$2,261$2,261$2,261$2,261
    E-1$2,017$2,017$2,017$2,017$2,017

    Enlisted Pay Chart (30 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 30Over 34Over 38Over 40
    E-9$8,970$9,419$9,891$9,891
    E-8$7,438$7,438$7,438$7,438

    Enlisted Notes:

    According to the Allowances of the Uniformed Services, noncommissioned officers holding positions such as the following receive a fixed basic pay, no matter the number of years of service. 

    • Sergeant Major of the Army
    • Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy\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
    • Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau

    2024 Officer Pay Charts

    Are you an officer or warrant officer? Review these 2024 military pay charts, available for every branch of the U.S. military, to determine how much you are expected to receive. 

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

    Pay Grade2 Years or LessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
    O-8$12,804$13,223$13,502$13,579$13,927
    O-7$10,639$11,133$11,362$11,544$11,873
    O-6$8,068$8,864$9,445$9,445$9,481
    O-5$6,726$7,577$8,101$8,200$8,527
    O-4$5,803$6,717$7,166$7,265$7,682
    O-3$5,102$5,783$6,242$6,806$7,133
    O-2$4,409$5,021$5,782$5,978$6,101
    O-1$3,826$3,983$4,815$4,815$4,815
    O-3EN/AN/AN/A$6,806$7,133
    O-2EN/AN/AN/A$5,978$6,101
    O-1EN/AN/AN/A$4,815$5,141
    W-4$5,273$5,672$5,835$5,995$6,271
    W-3$4,815$5,016$5,222$5,290$5,504
    W-2$4,261$4,664$4,788$4,873$5,149
    W-1$3,740$4,143$4,251$4,479$4,750

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

    Pay GradeOver 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
    O-8$14,507$14,642$15,193$15,351$15,826
    O-7$12,198$12,574$12,949$13,325$14,507
    O-6$9,888$9,941$9,941$10,506$11,505
    O-5$8,723$9,153$9,470$9,878$10,502
    O-4$8,128$8,684$9,116$9,417$9,589
    O-3$7,490$7,722$8,102$8,301$8,301
    O-2$6,101$6,101$6,101$6,101$6,101
    O-1$4,815$4,815$4,815$4,815$4,815
    O-3E$7,490$7,722$8,102$8,423$8,608
    O-2E$6,295$6,623$6,877$7,065$7,065
    O-1E$5,331$5,526$5,717$5,978$5,978
    W-4$6,544$6,820$7,235$7,600$7,947
    W-3$5,929$6,371$6,579$6,820$7,067
    W-2$5,579$5,792$6,001$6,257$6,458
    W-1$5,149$5,335$5,595$5,851$6,052

    Officer Pay Chart (18 Years to Over 26 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
    O-10 (Note 1)N/A$18,653$18,653$18,653$18,653
    O-9 (Note 1)N/A$17,552$17,805$18,170$18,653
    O-8 (Note 1)$16,513$17,146$17,569$17,569$17,569
    O-7 (Note 1)$15,504$15,504$15,504$15,504$15,584
    O-6 (Note 1)$12,091$12,677$13,011$13,349$14,003
    O-5$10,799$11,093$11,427$11,427$11,427
    O-4$9,689$9,689$9,689$9,689$9,689
    O-3$8,301$8,301$8,301$8,301$8,301
    O-2$6,101$6,101$6,101$6,101$6,101
    O-1$4,815$4,815$4,815$4,815$4,815
    O-3E$8,859$8,859$8,859$8,859$8,859
    O-2E$7,065$7,065$7,065$7,065$7,065
    O-1E$5,978$5,978$5,978$5,978$5,978
    W-5N/A$9,376$9,851$10,205$10,597
    W-4$8,231$8,508$8,914$9,248$9,630
    W-3$7,514$7,815$7,995$8,186$8,447
    W-2$6,639$6,856$6,999$7,112$7,112
    W-1$6,237$6,463$6,463$6,463$6,463

    Officer Pay Chart (Over 30 Years of Service)

    Pay GradeOver 30Over 34Over 38Over 40
    O-10 (Note 1)$18,653$18,653$18,653$18,653
    O-9 (Note 1)$18,653$18,653$18,653$18,653
    O-8 (Note 1)$18,009$18,458$18,458$18,458
    O-7 (Note 1)$15,896$15,896$15,896$15,896
    O-6 (Note 2)$14,283$14,283$14,283$14,283
    W-5$11,128$11,684$12,269$12,269
    W-4$9,822$9,822$9,822$9,822

    NOTE 1. Military basic pay for O-7 through O-10 is limited by the Level II of the Executive Schedule. The actual figures will be released at a later date.

    NOTE 2. Basic pay for pay grades O-6 and below is limited to the rate of basic pay for Level V of the Executive Schedule. The actual figures will be released at a later date.

    Additional 2024 Military Pay Notes

    On top of the numerous other monetary military benefits, such as allowances and reenlistment bonuses, military basic pay is a consistent source of income for service members. These pay charts are calculated based on the agreements made in the 2024 Department of Defense Budget.

    Furthermore, the figures mentioned in the charts above do not account for additional allowances military members may receive, such as Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)

    Written by Veteran.com Team
    Edited by Jeff Ousley

    Jeff Ousley is a mortgage credit specialist and Air Force veteran. He’s passionate about providing the best possible advice and finding smart solutions to help people achieve their dream of homeownership.