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2012 Military Base Pay

Commissioned Officers

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Updated October 17, 2011

President Obama has released his proposal for a raise in military base pay in 2012. Usually, Congress would approve a raise in base pay which is slightly higher than what is submitted in the President's budget request, however, this year is a year which is focused on reducing the amount of Government spending, so there are no alternative plans being considered by Congress. In other words, it looks like the amount shown on the below chart will be approved.

The 2012 Military base pay raise proposal is 1.6%. If approved, the raise will be effective in the January 2012 pay period, which means members will see it in their January 15th paycheck. Pay is based on Military pay grade and number of years in service.

2012 Base Pay for Commissioned Officers

Pay-Grade Under-2 Over-2 Over-3 Over-4 Over-6
O-10 - - - - -
O-9 - - - - -
O-8 9683 10001 10210 10270 10532
O-7 8046 8419 8592 8730 8979
O-6 5963 6551 6982 6982 7008
O-5 4972 5600 5988 6061 6303
O-4 4290 4965 5296 5371 5678
O-3 3771 4275 4614 5031 5272
O-2 3258 3711 4274 4418 4509
O-1 2828 2944 3559 3559 3559
Pay-Grade Over-8 Over-10 Over-12 Over-14 Over-16
O-10 - - - - -
O-9 - - - - -
O-8 10971 11072 11489 11609 11968
O-7 9224 9510 9793 10077 10971
O-6 7308 7349 7349 7765 8504
O-5 6447 6766 6999 7300 7761
O-4 6008 6417 6738 6960 7088
O-3 5536 5707 5989 6135 6135
O-2 4509 4509 4509 4509 4509
O-1 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559
Pay-Grade Over-18 Over-20 Over-22 Over-24 Over-26
O-10 - 15647 15723 16050 16620
O-9 - 13686 13883 14167 14664
O-8 12488 12966 13287 13287 13287
O-7 11725 11725 11725 11725 11785
O-6 8937 9371 9617 9866 10351
O-5 7982 8199 8446 8446 8446
O-4 7162 7162 7162 7162 7162
O-3 6136 6136 6136 6136 6136
O-2 4509 4509 4509 4509 4509
O-1 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559

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