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2012 Military Base Pay

Commissioned Officer with Enlisted Experience

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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 with Enlisted Experience

Pay-Grade Under-2 Over-2 Over-3 Over-4 Over-6
O-3E - - - 5030 5272
O-2E - - - 4418 4509
O-1E - - - 3557 3800
Pay-Grade Over-8 Over-10 Over-12 Over-14 Over-16
O-3E 5536 5708 5989 6226 6363
O-2E 4653 4896 5083 5222 5222
O-1E 3940 4084 4226 4418 4418
Pay-Grade Over-18 Over-20 Over-22 Over-24 Over-26
O-3E 6548 6548 6548 6548 6548
O-2E 5222 5222 5222 5222 5222
O-1E 4418 4418 4418 4418 4418

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