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Military Pay - Basic Pay Charts for 2003


All branches of the United States armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) are paid a base salary determined by the 2003 Military Basic Pay Chart, with additional allowances for things such as housing and meals. Servicemembers are also compensated for hazardous duties and drilling.

FederalPay maintains updated pay charts for most types of military compensation. The pay tables on this page show military basic pay for all branches as of January 1st 2003 until January 1st 2004. You can use our Military Pay Calculator to easily determine your military pay, inclusive of both basic pay and the BAH and BAS allowances.



Seal of the U.S Department of Defense Enlisted Basic Pay Rates

This pay table is used to determine the monthly basic pay for enlisted servicemembers in all branches of the Armed Forces. Basic pay rates are published by the Department of Defense, and raised yearly to account for cost of living.

To determine your pay rate, choose your paygrade (from E-1 to E-9) and find the row that corresponds with your number of years' experience in the military. You can also use our military pay calculator to calculate basic pay and allowances.


Years of Experience E-1 4 mos + E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
2 or less $1,151 $1,290 n/a $1,503 $1,625 $1,771 $2,069 n/an/a
Over 2 $1,151 $1,290 $1,357 $1,580 $1,734 $1,948 $2,258 n/an/a
Over 3 $1,151 $1,290 $1,442 $1,665 $1,817 $2,034 $2,344 n/an/a
Over 4 $1,151 $1,290 $1,529 $1,749 $1,904 $2,117 $2,428 n/an/a
Over 6 $1,151 $1,290 $1,529 $1,824 $2,037 $2,204 $2,516 n/an/a
Over 8 n/an/an/an/a $2,152 $2,401 $2,668 $2,975 n/a
Over 10 n/an/an/an/a $2,237 $2,477 $2,753 $3,061 $3,564*
Over 12 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,562 $2,838 $3,141 $3,645*
Over 14 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,637 $2,990 $3,238 $3,747*
Over 16 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,663 $3,066 $3,342 $3,867*
Over 18 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,710 $3,139 $3,530 $3,987*
Over 20 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,710 $3,183 $3,626 $4,181*
Over 22 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,710 $3,332 $3,788 $4,344*
Over 24 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,710 $3,428 $3,878 $4,506*
Over 26 n/an/an/an/a $2,283 $2,710 $3,671 $4,099 $4,757*

Notes on the Enlisted Positions

E-9: For the MCPO of the Navy, CMSgt of the AF, Sergeant Major of the Army or Marine Corps, basic pay is $5,732.70. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on this basic pay rate plus HFP/IDP.

In 2003, E-1 grades with less than four month had a basic pay of $1064.70.

Seal of the U.S Department of Defense Officer Basic Pay Rates

This pay table is used to determine the monthly basic pay for commissioned officers in all branches of the Armed Forces. Basic pay rates are published by the Department of Defense, and raised yearly to account for cost of living.

To determine your pay rate, choose your paygrade (from O-1 to O-10) and find the row that corresponds with your number of years' experience in the military. You can also use our military pay calculator to calculate basic pay and allowances.


Years of Experience O-1O-2O-3O-4O-5O-6O-7O-8O-9O-10
2 or less $2,184 $2,515 $2,911 $3,311 $3,838 $4,603 $6,211 $7,475 n/an/a
Over 2 $2,273 $2,865 $3,300 $3,833 $4,323 $5,057 $6,499 $7,719 n/an/a
Over 3 $2,747 $3,299 $3,562 $4,089 $4,622 $5,389 $6,633 $7,882 n/an/a
Over 4 $2,747 $3,411 $3,884 $4,146 $4,679 $5,389 $6,739 $7,927 n/an/a
Over 6 $2,747 $3,481 $4,070 $4,383 $4,865 $5,410 $6,931 $8,129 n/an/a
Over 8 $2,747 $3,481 $4,274 $4,638 $4,977 $5,641 $7,121 $8,469 n/an/a
Over 10 $2,747 $3,481 $4,406 $4,955 $5,223 $5,672 $7,340 $8,547 n/an/a
Over 12 $2,747 $3,481 $4,623 $5,201 $5,403 $5,672 $7,559 $8,869 n/an/a
Over 14 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,373 $5,636 $5,995 $7,779 $8,961 n/an/a
Over 16 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,471 $5,992 $6,564 $8,469 $9,238 n/an/a
Over 18 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,528 $6,162 $6,899 $9,051 $9,639 n/an/a
Over 20 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,528 $6,329 $7,233 $9,051 $10,009 $10,564 $12,078*
Over 22 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,528 $6,520 $7,424 $9,051 $10,256 $10,716 $12,137*
Over 24 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,528 $6,520 $7,616 $9,051 $10,256 $10,936 $12,389*
Over 26 $2,747 $3,481 $4,736 $5,528 $6,520 $7,990 $9,097 $10,256 $11,320 $12,829*

Notes on the Officer Positions

O-10: Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level III of the Executive Schedule which is $11,874.90. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule which is $10,449.90.

O-1E: Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years & 1 day of active duty as a warrant and/or enlisted member.

O-2E: Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years & 1 day of active duty as a warrant and/or enlisted member.

O-3E: Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years & 1 day of active duty as a warrant and/or enlisted member.

Seal of the U.S Department of Defense Warrant Officer Basic Pay Rates

This pay table is used to determine the monthly basic pay for warrant officers in all branches of the Armed Forces. Basic pay rates are published by the Department of Defense, and raised yearly to account for cost of living.

To determine your pay rate, choose your paygrade (from W-1 to W-5) and find the row that corresponds with your number of years' experience in the military. You can also use our military pay calculator to calculate basic pay and allowances.


Years of Experience W-1 W-2 W-3 W-4 W-5
2 or less $2,133.90 $2,416.50 $2,747.10 $3,008.10 n/a
Over 2 $2,308.50 $2,554.50 $2,862.00 $3,236.10 n/a
Over 3 $2,425.50 $2,675.10 $2,979.30 $3,329.10 n/a
Over 4 $2,501.10 $2,763.00 $3,017.70 $3,420.60 n/a
Over 6 $2,662.50 $2,838.30 $3,141.00 $3,578.10 n/a
Over 8 $2,782.20 $2,993.10 $3,281.70 $3,733.50 n/a
Over 10 $2,888.40 $3,148.50 $3,467.40 $3,891.00 n/a
Over 12 $3,006.90 $3,264.00 $3,580.50 $4,044.60 n/a
Over 14 $3,085.20 $3,376.50 $3,771.90 $4,203.60 n/a
Over 16 $3,203.40 $3,453.90 $3,915.60 $4,356.00 n/a
Over 18 $3,320.70 $3,579.90 $4,058.40 $4,512.00 n/a
Over 20 $3,409.50 $3,705.90 $4,201.50 $4,664.40 $5,169.30
Over 22 $3,409.50 $3,831.00 $4,266.30 $4,822.50 $5,346.60
Over 24 $3,409.50 $3,957.30 $4,407.00 $4,978.20 $5,524.50
Over 26 $3,409.50 $3,957.30 $4,548.00 $5,137.50 $5,703.30

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