Military members receive a monthly base pay which is based on their rank and time in service. On January 3, 2013, President Obama Signed the National Defense Authorization Bill for 2013 into law granting a monthly basic pay raise of 1.7% for member of the military.
If you would like to know exactly what the monthly base pay is for any military rank in 2013, check out the article Basic Military Pay Rates 2013, Main Menu. The 2013 Pay Rates for Officers is in this article. The pay charts are for active and reserve components of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard . The pay rates are monthly amounts rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar.