|2008 Proposed Basic Pay Charts for Commissioned Officers|
|3.5 Percent Pay Raise|
The House has passed its version of the FY 2008 Military Authorization Act. The Senate has not yet passed their version, due to political bickering. However, both the House and Senate versions include a 3.5 percent across-the-board increase in Military Base Pay, making this partcular provision pretty much a "sure thing."
The Bush administration had submitted their proposed 2008 Military Budget request to Congress, asking for a flat 3.0 percent across-the-board raise. Congress felt it wasn't enough. This proposed raise is 0.5 percent greater than the average increases in private sector raises. Assuming the FY 2008 Military Authorization act is approved on-time by Congress, the raise will go into effect on January 1, 2008, meaning members will see the raise in their January 15 payday.
Under previous law, time-in-service raises, known as "longivity raises," stopped when one reached 26 years of service. The Fiscal Year 2007 Military Authorization Act established time-in-service raises for senior enlisted, senior warrant officers and senior commissioned officers who have more than 30 years of service..
The below chart shows the proposed FY 2008 Basic Pay rates. Military Basic Pay is based on rank (paygrade) and time-in-service.
Basic Pay Rates for Commissioned Officers with Less Than 14 Years of Service
Basic Pay Rates for Commissioned Officers with More Than 14 Years of Service
Basic Pay Rates for Commissioned Officers with More Than 30 Years of Service
Basic Pay Rates for Commissioned Officers with More Than four years of Enlisted/Warrant Service
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty service as an enlisted member or a warrant officer are paid at a special rate, up until they reach the grade of O-3. The below chart shows the base pay for commissioned officers who have more than four years of active duty service as an enlisted member or a warrant officer, if the Senate version of the bill is passed: