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Historical Military Pay Charts from 1949 to 2017


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Military basic pay rates, which form the bulk compensation offered to all members of the United States' Armed Forces, are managed by the Department of Defense and are raised yearly to account for raising costs-of-living. FederalPay has archived documents showing military basic pay and allowances for every year since 1949. Click on any year to view or print the pay chart.


1949-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2009 2010-Present
Oct 1, 1949 May 1, 1952 Apr 1, 1955 Jun 1, 1958 Oct 1, 1963 Sep 1, 1964 Sep 1, 1965 Jul 1, 1966 Oct 1, 1967 Jul 1, 1968 Jul 1, 1969 Jan 1, 1970 Jan 1, 1971 Oct 1, 1971 Jan 1, 1972 Oct 1, 1972 Oct 1, 1973 Oct 1, 1974 Oct 1, 1975 Oct 1, 1976 Oct 1, 1977 Oct 1, 1978 Oct 1, 1979 Oct 1, 1980 Oct 1, 1981 Oct 1, 1982 Jan 1, 1984 Jan 1, 1985 Jan 1, 1987 Jan 1, 1988 Jan 1, 1989 Jan 1, 1990 Jan 1, 1991 Jan 1, 1992 Jan 1, 1993 Jan 1, 1994 Jan 1, 1995 Jan 1, 1996 Jan 1, 1997 Jan 1, 1998 Jan 1, 1999 Jan 1, 2000 Jul 1, 2000 Jan 1, 2001 Jul 1, 2001 Jan 1, 2002 Jan 1, 2003 Jan 1, 2004 Jan 1, 2005 Jan 1, 2006 Jan 1, 2007 Apr 1, 2007 Jan 1, 2008 Jan 1, 2009 Jan 1, 2010 Jan 1, 2011 Jan 1, 2012 Jan 1. 2013 Jan 1, 2014 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 1, 2016

Military Pay Chart from 2016

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