2023 Military Pay Dates and LES Release Dates

Updated: May 19, 2023
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    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 dates for 2023. Mid-month pay includes pay from the first day of the month through the 15th. End-of-month pay includes the 16th through the end of the month.

    Find the current 2023 military pay rates here.

    2023 Military Pay Dates

    2023 Pay PeriodMid-Month Pay DayLES Release Date*End-of-Month Pay DayLES Release Date*
    JanuaryJan. 13Jan. 6Feb. 1Jan. 25
    FebruaryFeb. 15Feb. 8Mar. 1Feb. 22
    MarchMar. 15Mar. 8Mar. 31Mar. 24
    AprilApr. 14Apr. 7May 1Apr. 22
    MayMay 15May 8June 1May 25
    JuneJune 15June 8June 30June 24
    JulyJuly 14July 7Aug. 1July 25
    AugustAug. 15Aug. 8Sept. 1Aug. 25
    SeptemberSept. 15Sept. 8Sept. 29Sept. 22
    OctoberOct. 13Oct. 6Nov. 1Oct. 25
    NovemberNov. 15Nov. 8Dec. 1Nov. 24
    DecemberDec. 15Dec. 8Dec. 29Dec. 22

    *LES – Leave and Earnings Statements (for end-of-month and mid-month pay days)

    Certain banks and credit unions offer early direct deposit. Examples of early direct deposit banks include Navy Federal, USAA, Service Credit Union, Pacific Marine Credit Union and Armed Forces Bank.

    DFAS MyPay System

    The DFAS MyPay system allows service members to access pay and tax statements, enroll in the Thrift Savings Plan, change or cancel TSP contributions and view travel advice updates. You can also view and print tax statements and travel vouchers, update your bank information and change tax withholdings.

    The DFAS MyPay login is online at https://mypay.dfas.mil. The DFAS phone number is 888-332-7411, and select option 5 for MyPay.

    The military pay dates are for all service branches: U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Space Force.

    Written by Tamila McDonald

    Tamila McDonald is a U.S. Army veteran with 20 years of service, including five years as a military financial advisor. After retiring from the Army, she spent eight years as an AFCPE-certified personal financial advisor for wounded warriors and their families. Now she writes about personal finance and benefits programs for Veteran.com.