Military Pay

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2024 Military Reserve Pay Dates

Updated: February 23, 2024

DFAS reserve military pay dates are the first and 15th days of every month unless those dates fall on a weekend or holiday. Whenever a payday falls on a weekend or holiday, pay is issued on the last workday preceding the first and the 15th. Reserve members are paid twice a month. The 15th is […]

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Career Sea Pay (CSP)

Updated: November 20, 2023

Here are the current monthly career sea pay charts for 2024 for Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army service members. You are entitled to career sea special pay if you are an active-duty service member on sea duty. CSP rates are based on a member’s pay grade and cumulative years at sea. […]

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2024 Military Pay Dates and LES Release Dates

Updated: December 28, 2023

Active duty, National Guard and Reserve members get paid twice a month, typically on the 1st and 15th, unless either day falls on a holiday or weekend. Pay dates falling on a holiday or weekend get paid the last workday before the 1st or the 15th. Below are the military pay dates and LES release […]

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Historical Military Pay Rates

Historical Military Pay Charts 1949 to 2024

Updated: August 28, 2023

Seeing how much service members were paid in the past provides a small glimpse of military and economic history. Check out these military pay charts, archived by the Defense Finance Accounting and Service (DFAS), to see how military pay today compares to what service members made in the past. These charts are based on basic […]

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2024 Military Pay Charts

Updated: January 2, 2024

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, […]

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2024 Military Pay Raise: Military Members Receive a 5.2% Increase

Updated: January 8, 2024

Topping last year’s record pay raise of 4.6%, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2024 provides a 5.2% increase for military members across all branches.  The 2024 Department of Defense (DoD) Budget approved for military members to receive this raise, among other allowance increases. This 5.2% addition is expected to be a much-welcomed raise, […]

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2024 Reserve and National Guard Drill Pay

Updated: November 29, 2023

Drill pay for 2024 is expected to go up around 5.2% under the this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. However, since lawmakers are still working on finalizing the defense spending bill for 2024, the following drill pay rates are only “proposed.” Drill pay increases go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Drill pay for a […]

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Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus Installment Rates (FLPB)

Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB)

Updated: May 19, 2023

The foreign language proficiency bonus (FLPB) is discretionary pay in addition to the base pay of enlisted service members and officers as an incentive for acquiring advanced skills in foreign languages and dialects that improve the ability to accomplish mission goals. The FLPB is for active-duty and Reserve service members certified as proficient in one […]

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Dislocation Allowance Rates for PCS

2024 Dislocation Allowance (DLA) Rates

Updated: January 4, 2024

Here are the 2024 dislocation allowance (DLA) rates for partial reimbursement to service members. The Department of Defense provides DLA to help service members with home and household items, furniture or travel expenses related to moving. DLA rates apply whether the service member moved during a permanent change of station (PCS) or during an evacuation. […]

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