Military Pay

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2024 USAA Military Pay Deposit Dates

Updated: June 11, 2024

With a USAA bank account, you can receive your military pay up to two days earlier than usual. Military pay dates are generally the 1st and 15th of each month, except when they fall on weekends or holidays. While the USAA’s military pay policy lets you access your pay earlier, it’s not always guaranteed to […]

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National Guard Temporarily Halts Reenlistment Bonuses

Updated: March 13, 2024

Update: The Army National Guard announced it will resume incentive payments after an accounting miscalculation was resolved. A recent National Guard internal memo announced the temporary halting of reenlistment bonuses. The pause is due to insufficient funding for the service component’s incentive. So, if you want to reenlist immediately, maybe wait. A spokesman with the […]

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2024 Military Reserve Pay Dates

Updated: June 4, 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: March 28, 2024

Drill pay for 2024 increased 5.2% under the this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. Drill pay increases go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Drill pay for a National Guard or reserve service member depends on the length of service and rank (most enlisted soldiers enter as E-1). National Guard and reserve service members must […]

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