E-1 Basic Pay Rate - Enlisted Military Payscales

Paygrade E-1

E-1 is the 1st enlisted paygrade in the United States military. The basic pay rate of an E-1 is $1,566.90* There is no basic pay applicable to E-1 after two years of experience. This is because service members in pay grades E-1 through E-3 are usually either in some kind of training status or on their initial assignment. In the basic training phase, recruits are immersed in military culture and values and are taught the core skills required by their service component.

*Applicable to E-1 with 4 months or more of active duty. Basic pay for an E-1 with less than 4 months of active duty is $1,449.00.

The civilian equivalent of this military grade is roughly GS-1 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

While personnel on the E-1 pay grade across all of the US armed services are paid the same basic pay rates, your final take home pay will also include allowances and bonuses such as BAH, BAS, hazard pay, and sea pay, which can vary between the services.

Ranks paid on the E-1 payscale include:

** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/military/grades/e-1