2021 and 2022 Military Pay Dates

Updated: October 12, 2022

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    Here are the 2021 and 2022 military pay dates and schedules for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS).

    The DFAS pay dates for active duty, National Guard and reserve service members are the first and 15th of every month, unless the date falls on a weekend or holiday. On those dates, pay is issued the last workday preceding the first and the 15th.

    Active duty service members are paid twice a month. The 15th is mid-month pay, and includes pay from the first day of the month through the 15th. The first day of the following month is end-of-month pay, and includes pay from the 16th through the last day of the previous month.

    See the proposed 2023 military pay charts and current 2022 military pay charts.


    2022 Military Pay Calendar

    Pay Period Mid-month Pay Day LES* Available End-of-Month Pay Day LES* Available
    January 2022 Jan. 14 Jan. 7 Feb. 1 Jan. 25
    February 2022 Feb. 15 Feb. 8 Mar. 1 Feb. 22
    March 2022 Mar. 15 Mar. 8 Apr. 1 Mar. 25
    April 2022 Apr. 15 Apr. 8 Apr. 29 Apr. 22
    May 2022 May 13 May 6 June 1 May 25
    June 2022 June 15 June 8 July 1 June 24
    July 2022 July 15 July 8 July 29 July 22
    August 2022 Aug. 15 Aug. 8 Sept. 1 Aug. 25
    September 2022 Sept. 15 Sept. 8 Sept. 30 Sept. 23
    October 2022 Oct. 14 Oct. 7 Nov. 1 Oct. 25
    November 2022 Nov. 15 Nov. 8 Dec. 1 Nov. 24
    December 2022 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 30 Dec. 23

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


    2021 Military Pay Calendar

    Pay Period Mid-month Pay Day LES* Available End-of-Month Pay Day LES* Available
    January 2021 Jan. 15 Jan. 8 Feb. 1 Jan. 25
    February 2021 Feb. 15 Feb. 8 Mar. 1 Feb. 22
    March 2021 Mar. 15 Mar. 8 Apr. 1 Mar. 25
    April 2021 Apr. 15 Apr. 8 Apr. 30 Apr. 23
    May 2021 May 14 May 7 June 1 May 25
    June 2021 June 15 June 8 July 1 June 24
    July 2021 July 15 July 8 July 30 July 23
    August 2021 Aug. 13 Aug. 6 Sept. 1 Aug. 25
    September 2021 Sept. 15 Sept. 8 Oct. 1 Sept. 24
    October 2021 Oct. 15 Oct. 8 Nov. 1 Oct. 25
    November 2021 Nov. 15 Nov. 8 Dec. 1 Nov. 24
    December 2021 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 30 Dec. 23

    For earlier payments try banking with a military-friendly bank or credit union that offers early direct deposit as a courtesy. Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, Service Credit Union, Pacific Marine Credit Union and Armed Forces Bank are a few examples.

    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 statement and travel vouchers, update your bank information and change tax your 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.


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