In February of 2011, President Obama released the "Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012." President Obama's proposed 2012 budget recommends a 1.6 percent pay increase for members of the military and keeps federal civilian salaries frozen at current levels. Despite some recommendations to freeze military pay at 2011 rates, the Obama proposal to increase military pay by 1.6 percent remains on course. The increase is, in part, due to the Employment Cost Index released in October of 2010, indicating inconsistencies between the wage and salary series for private industry workers and current military pay.
So far, the military pay increase has been approved by The House Armed Services Committee, The House of Representatives, and the Senate Committee on Armed Services. While it is intended that other areas of the defense budget will be cut for fiscal year 2012, the Senate and House have reaffirmed their support for the 1.6 percent military pay increase.
Click on the following links to see the proposed 2012 military base pay charts: