2022 Military Allowances, Incentives, Bonuses and Special Pay

Updated: December 24, 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.

See 2024 military pay rates and charts here.

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

(effective Oct. 1, 2021)
Cumulative Years of Service
(for mobile scroll left and right to view all)
Pay GradeTwo or FewerMore than TwoMore than ThreeMore than FourMore than SixMore than EightMore than 10More than 12More than 14More than 16More than 18
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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

Military Allowance, Incentive, Bonus & Special Pay

Updated: March 23, 2021
In this Article

    2016 military allowances, incentives, bonuses and special pay. Many military members qualify for special pays and incentives that are part of the service’s recruitment and retention efforts. Some compensate members for assignment to hazardous or difficult duty conditions.

    Aviation Career Incentive Pay
    Years of Aviation Service
    2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
    $125.00 $156.00 $188.00 $206.00 $650.00
    Aviation Career Incentive Pay
    Years of Aviation Service
    Over 14 Over 22 Over 23 Over 24 Over 25
    $840.00 $585.00 $495.00 $385.00 $250.00
    Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay
    Years of Aviation Service
    4 or less Over 4 Over 8 Over 14
    $150.00 $225.00 $350.00 $400.00

     

    Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
    (Crew Member- Non-AWAC)
    Pay Grade Amount Pay Grade Amount Pay Grade Amount
    O-10 $150.00 O-5 $250.00 W-5 $250.00
    O-9 $150.00 O-4 $225.00 W-4 $250.00
    O-8 $150.00 O-3 $175.00 W-3 $175.00
    O-7 $150.00 O-2 $150.00 W-2 $150.00
    O-6 $250.00 O-1 $150.00 W-1 $150.00
    Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
    (Crew Member- Non-AWAC)
    Pay Grade Amount Pay Grade Amount
    E-9 $240.00 E-4 $165.00
    E-8 $240.00 E-3 $150.00
    E-7 $240.00 E-2 $150.00
    E-6 $215.00 E-1 $150.00
    E-5 $190.00

     

    Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
    (Non-Crew Member)
    ALL GRADES – $150.00
    Diving Pay
    Officers – $240.00 (Max)
    Imminent Danger Pay/Hostile Fire Pay
    ALL GRADES – $225.00 Enlisted – $340.00 (Max)
    HDIP (Parachute, Flight Deck, Demolition, & Others)
    All Grades – $150.00
    (Member qualified for HALO Pay – $225.00)
    • Combat Zone Tax Exclusion
      • Basic pay for the MCPO of the Navy, CMSgt of the AF, Sergeant Major of the Army or Marine Corps, basic pay is $7,816.20. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on this basic pay rate plus HFP/IDP ($225)

    Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

    (effective Oct. 1, 2021)
    Cumulative Years of Service
    (for mobile scroll left and right to view all)
    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.

    SPECIAL PAYS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS
    Variable Special Pay (Medical Officers)
    Pay Grade Under 3 3 But Less
    Than 6
    6 But Less
    Than 8
    8 But Less
    Than 10
    10 But Less
    Than 12
    Intern $100.00
    Thru O-6 $416.66 $1,000.00 $958.33 $916.66
    Above O-6 $583.33
    Variable Special Pay (Medical Officers)
    Pay Grade 12 But Less Than 14 14 But Less
    Than 18
    18 But Less Than 22 22 and Over
    Intern
    Thru O-6 $833.33 $750.00 $666.66 $583.33
    Above O-6

     

    Variable Special Pay (VSP) (Dental Officers)
    Pay Grade Under 3 3 But Less
    Than 6
    6 But Less
    Than 8
    8 But Less
    Than 12
    Intern $250.00
    Thru O-6 $583.33 $583.33 $1,000.00
    Above O-6 $583.33
    Variable Special Pay (VSP) (Dental Officers)
    Pay Grade 12 But Less
    Than 14
    14 But Less
    Than 18
    18 & Over
    Intern
    Thru O-6 $833.33 $750.00 $666.67
    Above O-6

     

    Board Certified Pay Special Pay
    (Medical and Dental Officers)
    Pay Grade Under 10 10 But Less Than 12 12 But Less Than 14 14 But Less Than 18 18 & Over
    All Grades $208.33 $291.66 $333.33 $416.66 $500.00

     

    Additional Special Pay (ASP) (Dental Officers)
    (effective April 24, 2008)
    Pay Grade Under 3 3 But Less
    Than 10
    10 & Over
    All Grades $10,000 $12,000 $15,000

     

    Incentive Special Pay (Medical Officers)
    Specialty Annual Amt Specialty Annual Amt
    Aerospace Med $20,000 General surgery $29,000
    Anesthesiology $36,000 Internal medicine $20,000
    Cardiology $36,000 Neurology $20,000
    Dermatology $20,000 Neurosurgery $36,000
    Emergency Med $26,000 OB/GYN $31,000
    Family practice $20,000 Ophthalmology $28,000
    Gastroenterology $26,000 Orthopedics $36,000
    Otolaryngology $30,000 Subspecialty Category I $36,000
    Pathology $20,000 Subspecialty Category II $28,000
    Pediatrics $20,000 Subspecialty Category III $23,000
    Phys and Prev/Occ Med $20,000 Subspecialty Category IV $20,000
    Psychiatry $20,000 Subspecialty Category V $36,000
    Pulmonary/IM-Critical Care $23,000 Urology $28,000
    Radiology $36,000

     

    Multiyear Retention Bonus (Dental Officers)
    Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
    4 Year Agreement $50,000 $40,000 $35,000 $25,000
    3 Year Agreement $38,000 $30,000 $27,000 $19,000
    2 Year Agreement $25,000 $20,000 $18,000 $13,000

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


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