2024 Military Reserve Pay Dates

Updated: June 4, 2024
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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.

    See 2024 military pay rates and charts here.

    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:

    2024 Military Reserve Pay Calendar

    Pay PeriodMid-month Pay DayLES* AvailableEnd-of-Month Pay DayLES* Available
    January 2024Jan. 15Jan. 8Feb. 1Jan. 25
    February 2024Feb. 15Feb. 8Mar. 1Feb. 23
    March 2024Mar. 15Mar. 8Apr. 1Mar. 25
    April 2024Apr. 15Apr. 8May 1Apr. 24
    May 2024May 15May 8May 31May 24
    June 2024June 14June 7July 1June 24
    July 2024July 15July 8Aug. 1July 25
    August 2024Aug. 15Aug. 8Aug. 30Aug. 23
    September 2024Sept. 13Sept. 6Oct. 1Sept. 24
    October 2024Oct. 15Oct. 8Nov. 1Oct. 25
    November 2024Nov. 15Nov. 8Nov. 29Nov. 22
    December 2024Dec. 13Dec. 6Dec. 31Dec. 24

    * 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.

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    Reserve Pay Overview

    Reserve pay is based on two weeks of training each year and one weekend each month, or 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.

    Note: Any service member receiving more than one VA benefit payment via direct deposit each month must make sure they’re payments are going to a single account. If you currently receive benefits in different accounts, the consolidation deadline has passed. It was April 20, 2024.

    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.

    Written by Veteran.com Team