2021 and 2022 Military Reserve Pay Dates

Updated: April 11, 2022

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    DFAS reserve military pay dates are the first and 15th days of every month unless those dates fall on a weekend or holiday. Whenever a payday falls on a weekend or holiday, pay is issued on the last workday preceding the first and the 15th.

    Reserve members are paid twice a month. The 15th is the mid-month pay date and includes pay due from the first day of the month through the 15th. The first of the following month is the end of month pay and includes pay due from the 16th through the last day of the previous month.

    Find out which military friendly banks and credit unions pay early.

    The mid-month NPA and end-of-month LES/Pay Statements are available through the myPay system based on the dates below:

    2022 Military Pay Calendar

    Pay Period Mid-month Pay Day LES* Available End-of-Month Pay Day LES* Available
    January 2021 Jan. 14 Jan. 7 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. 29 Apr. 22
    May 2021 May 13 May 6 June 1 May 25
    June 2021 June 15 June 8 July 1 June 24
    July 2021 July 15 July 8 July 39 July 22
    August 2021 Aug. 15 Aug. 8 Sept. 1 Aug. 25
    September 2021 Sept. 15 Sept. 8 Sept. 30 Sept. 23
    October 2021 Oct. 14 Oct. 7 Nov. 1 Oct. 25
    November 2021 Nov. 15 Nov. 8 Dec. 1 Nov. 23
    December 2021 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 30 Dec. 23

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


    2021 Military Reserve 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. 22
    December 2021 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 31 Dec. 18

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


    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.

    Reserve Pay Overview

    Reserve pay is based on two weeks of training each year and one weekend each month, otherwise known as Drill Pay, plus any bonuses or allowance. Compensation is hourly for work completed and wages will increase with rank and years of experience (many newly enlisted Soldiers enter the Reserve as a private). For training events longer than a weekend, service members are given prorated Basic Pay.

    DFAS MyPay System

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) MyPay system allows service members to automatically access pay and tax statements and travel advice updates. Additional features include Thrift Savings Plan enrollment, change or cancel contribution percentage for TSP, view and print tax statement and travel vouchers, update bank information or change tax withholdings.

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

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


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