Military Pay

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: August 11, 2023

Starting January 1, 2024, service members will receive a 5.2% military pay increase. The House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), allowing military members to start planning for their next pay raise.  Service members in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Space Force, Navy, and Reserves are all eligible and […]

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

Updated: August 11, 2023

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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2023 Reserve and National Guard Drill Pay

Updated: May 30, 2023

Drill pay for 2023 increased by 4.6% under the National Defense Authorization Act. The House and Senate authorized the increased budget on Dec. 15, and the bill was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Dec. 23, 2022. Drill pay increases went into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Drill pay for a National Guard […]

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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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Military Pay Dates

2023 Military Pay Dates and LES Release Dates

Updated: May 19, 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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Dislocation Allowance Rates for PCS

2023 Dislocation Allowance (DLA) Rates

Updated: May 1, 2023

Here are the 2023 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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How Does Reserve Pay Work?

Updated: April 28, 2023

How does Reserve pay work? If you’re considering a career as a Reservist, understanding the factors that determine your monthly earnings for drill weekends and mobilization to serve on active duty is important. Reserve pay functions like active duty pay in some respects but is quite different than others. Knowing the difference is huge, especially […]

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Current Aviation incentive and bonus payments

Aviation Incentive Pay and Bonus Programs

Updated: December 22, 2022

These are the current payment tables for aviation bonus, aviation incentive pay and critical skill incentive pay programs, according to the most recent updates. Eligible active-duty and reserve component officers may receive aviation incentive pay and aviation bonuses for continued service. Eligible regular and reserve component enlisted service members may receive critical skill incentive pay […]

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Money Business

Financial Responsibility: Resources for Managing Military Pay

Updated: December 30, 2022

Welcome to Military Saves Week 2019! Money is often the most common source of stress, but managing your military pay shouldn’t be stressful. The military has you covered when it comes to helping manage money and finances. They are sure to offer classes and counseling about budgeting, saving, and paying bills, which can get overwhelming […]

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