When you join the military and complete basic training, you are assigned a rank and pay grade. The money you make is dependent on how long you've served and whether you're enlisted or an officer. 

Enlisted members are trained to carry out missions and have the specific skill sets to do so. Officers are effectively leaders and managers who plan out the missions and assign tasks to enlisted members.

In 2024, pay rates increased by 5.2% except for the Executive Schedule Increase, which was limited to 4.6% due to the Ethics Reform Act.

The charts below are broken down by milestones to make it easier to understand. 

Enlisted Pay Chart - 2 Years or Less to Over 6

Pay Grade

2 Years or Less

Over 2 Years

Over 3 Years

Over 4 Years

Over 6 Years

E-7

$3,625

$3,956

$4,108

$4,308

$4,465

E-6

$3,135

$3,450

$3,603

$3,751

$3,905

E-5

$2,872

$3,066

$3,214

$3,366

$3,602

E-4

$2,634

$2,769

$2,918

$3,067

$3,197

E-3

$2,378

$2,527

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

E-2

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

E-1

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

E-1 (under 4 months)

$1,865.10

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Enlisted Pay Chart - 8 Years to More than 16 Years 

Pay Grade

Over 8 Years

Over 10 Years

Over 12 Years

Over 14 Years

Over 16 Years

E-9

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$6,370

$6,515

$6,697

$6,910

E-8

$5,215

$5,445

$5,588

$5,759

$5,945

E-7

$4,734

$4,886

$5,155

$5,380

$5,532

E-6

$4,252

$4,388

$4,650

$4,730

$4,788

E-5

$3,849

$4,052

$4,076

$4.076

$4,076

E-4

$3,197

$3,197

$3,197

$3,197

$3,197

E-3

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

E-2

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

E-1

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

Enlisted Pay Chart - 18 Years to More than 26 Years

Pay Grade

Over 18 Years

Over 20 Years

Over 22 Years

Over 24 Years

Over 26 Years

E-9

$7,127

$7,472

$7,765

$8,073

$8,544

E-8

$6,279

$6,449

$6,737

$6,897

$7,291

E-7

$5,695

$5,758

$5,970

$6,083

$6,515

E-6

$4,856

$4,856

$4,856

$4,856

$4,856

E-5

$4,076

$4,076

$4,076

$4,076

$4,076

E-4

$3,197

$3,197

$3,197

$3,197

$3,197

E-3

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

$2,680

E-2

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

$2,261

E-1

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

$2,017

Enlisted Pay Chart - 30+ Years

Pay Grade

Over 30

Over 34

Over 38

Over 40

E-9

$8,970

$9,419

$9,891

$9,891

E-8

$7,438

$7,438

$7,438

$7,438

Officer Pay Charts - Under 2 Years to Over 6 Years


 

Pay Grade

2 Years or Less

Over 2 Years

Over 3 Years

Over 4 Years

Over 6 Years

O-8

$12,804

$13,223

$13,502

$13,579

$13,927

O-7

$10,639

$11,133

$11,362

$11,544

$11,873

O-6

$8,068

$8,864

$9,445

$9,445

$9,481

O-5

$6,726

$7,577

$8,101

$8,200

$8,527

O-4

$5,803

$6,717

$7,166

$7,265

$7,682

O-3

$5,102

$5,783

$6,242

$6,806

$7,133

O-2

$4,409

$5,021

$5,782

$5,978

$6,101

O-1

$3,826

$3,983

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

O-3E

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$6,806

$7,133

O-2E

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$5,978

$6,101

O-1E

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$4,815

$5,141

W-4

$5,273

$5,672

$5,835

$5,995

$6,271

W-3

$4,815

$5,016

$5,222

$5,290

$5,504

W-2

$4,261

$4,664

$4,788

$4,873

$5,149

W-1

$3,740

$4,143

$4,251

$4,479

$4,750

Officer Pay Charts - 8 Years to Over 16 Years

Pay Grade

Over 8 Years

Over 10 Years

Over 12 Years

Over 14 Years

Over 16 Years

O-8

$14,507

$14,642

$15,193

$15,351

$15,826

O-7

$12,198

$12,574

$12,949

$13,325

$14,507

O-6

$9,888

$9,941

$9,941

$10,506

$11,505

O-5

$8,723

$9,153

$9,470

$9,878

$10,502

O-4

$8,128

$8,684

$9,116

$9,417

$9,589

O-3

$7,490

$7,722

$8,102

$8,301

$8,301

O-2

$6,101

$6,101

$6,101

$6,101

$6,101

O-1

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

O-3E

$7,490

$7,722

$8,102

$8,423

$8,608

O-2E

$6,295

$6,623

$6,877

$7,065

$7,065

O-1E

$5,331

$5,526

$5,717

$5,978

$5,978

W-4

$6,544

$6,820

$7,235

$7,600

$7,947

W-3

$5,929

$6,371

$6,579

$6,820

$7,067

W-2

$5,579

$5,792

$6,001

$6,257

$6,458

W-1

$5,149

$5,335

$5,595

$5,851

$6,052

Officer Pay Charts - 18 Years to Over 26 Years


 

Pay Grade

Over 18 Years

Over 20 Years

Over 22 Years

Over 24 Years

Over 26 Years

O-10

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$18,653

$18,653

$18,653

$18,653

O-9

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$17,552

$17,805

$18,170

$18,653

O-8

$16,513

$17,146

$17,569

$17,569

$17,569

O-7

$15,504

$15,504

$15,504

$15,504

$15,584

O-6

$12,091

$12,677

$13,011

$13,349

$14,003

O-5

$10,799

$11,093

$11,427

$11,427

$11,427

O-4

$9,689

$9,689

$9,689

$9,689

$9,689

O-3

$8,301

$8,301

$8,301

$8,301

$8,301

O-2

$6,101

$6,101

$6,101

$6,101

$6,101

O-1

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

$4,815

O-3E

$8,859

$8,859

$8,859

$8,859

$8,859

O-2E

$7,065

$7,065

$7,065

$7,065

$7,065

O-1E

$5,978

$5,978

$5,978

$5,978

$5,978

W-5

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$9,376

$9,851

$10,205

$10,597

W-4

$8,231

$8,508

$8,914

$9,248

$9,630

W-3

$7,514

$7,815

$7,995

$8,186

$8,447

W-2

$6,639

$6,856

$6,999

$7,112

$7,112

W-1

$6,237

$6,463

$6,463

$6,463

$6,463


 

Officer Pay Charts - 30+ Years

Pay Grade

Over 30 Years

Over 34 Years

Over 38 Years

Over 40 Years

O-10

$18,653

$18,653

$18,653

$18,653

O-9

$18,653

$18,653

$18,653

$18,653

O-8

$18,009

$18,458

$18,458

$18,458

O-7

$15,896

$15,896

$15,896

$15,896

O-6

$14,283

$14,283

$14,283

$14,283

W-5

$11,128

$11,684

$12,269

$12,269

W-4

$9,822

$9,822

$9,822

$9,822