2022 Military Allowances, Incentives, Bonuses and Special Pay

Updated: December 23, 2022

The 2022 military allowances, incentives, bonuses and special pay rates are available.

Many service members qualify for special pays and incentives that are part of their branch’s recruitment and retention efforts. Some compensate members for assignment to hazardous or difficult duty conditions.

Find the current 2023 military pay rates here.

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

(effective Oct. 1, 2021)
Cumulative Years of Service
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Pay GradeTwo or FewerMore than TwoMore than ThreeMore than FourMore than SixMore than EightMore than 10More than 12More than 14More than 16More than 18
O-6660660660660660660660660660660950
O-5655655655655655655655655880930950
O-4400400400580655805805805880880880
O-3390390390560655805805805805805805
O-2335335335335335335470470470470470
O-1255255255255255255470470470470470
W-5320420420475475475475475475475475
W-4320420420475475475475475475475475
W-3320420420475475475475475475475475
W-2320420420475475475475475475475475
W-1320420420475475475475475475475475
E-9450450450450450450450450450450600
E-8450450450450450450450450450450550
E-7445445445445445445445445445445445
E-6175190190335370430430430430430430
E-5155170170275315315315315315315315
E-490105110270270270270270270270270
E-390100105105105105105105105105105
E-285100100100100100100100100100100
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Submarine Duty Incentive Pay for O-7 through O-10 is $355.00.


Health Professional Officer (HPO) Special and Incentive Pay Plan
Health Professional Officer (HPO) Special and Incentive Pay Plan
Health Professional Officer (HPO) Special and Incentive Pay Plan
FY2022
Critically Short Wartime Accession Bonus (CSWSAB)
Medical SpecialtyFour-Year Obligation
Aerospace Medicine$200,000
Anesthesia$400,000
Cardiology$325,000
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery$400,000
Diagnostic Radiology$375,000
Emergency Medicine$300,000
Family Practice$275,000
General Surgery$400,000
Internal Medicine$250,000
Infectious Diseases$200,000
Neurosurgery$400,000
Ophthalmology$225,000
Orthopedics$400,000
Preventive Medicine$225,000
Psychiatry$300,000
Pulmonary Medicine$300,000
Trauma/Critical Care Surgery$400,000
Urology$300,000
Vascular Surgery$400,000
Dental SpecialtyFour-Year Obligation
Comprehensive Dentistry$300,000
General Dentistry$150,000
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery$400,000
Prosthodontics$300,000
Specialty CSWSAB
Three-Year Obligation
Clinical Psychologist$42,500
Specialty CSWSABFour-Year Obligation
Clinical Psychologist$65,000
Health Professions Accession Bonus
FY2022
NurseThree-Year ObligationFour-Year Obligation
Nursing (any specialty)$20,000$30,000
Critical Care Nursing$0$100,000
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist$0$250,000
SpecialtyThree-Year ObligationFour-Year Obligation
Dietician$0$30,000
Medical Lab Technologist$0$30,000
Occupational Therapy$0$30,000
Pharmacist$0$30,000
Physical Therapist$0$30,000
Physician Assistant$37,500$60,000
Public Health Officer (Air Force)$22,500$40,000
Social Worker$18,750$30,000
Veterinary Officer$0$20,000

Board Certification Pay (BCP) annual rate (prorated monthly): $6,000

Note: All officers, including general/flag officers at the rank of O-7 or higher, are eligible for the HPO BCP.

There are more than 60 special and incentive pays. All other special and incentive pay can be found at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Special and Incentive Pay website.


Written by Veteran.com Team

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