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2012 Flight Pay

Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay

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Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay (CEFIP) is available to eligible members of the Navy and the Air Force.

To be eligible for this pay Enlisted members must have:

  • 6 years of operatonal flying duty in the first 10 years of aviation service in order to receive continuous flight pay through 15 years of service.
  • 9 years of operational flying duty in the first 15 years of service in order to receive continuous flight pay through 20 years of service.
  • 14 years of operational flying duty in the first 20 years of service in order to receive continuous flight pay through 25 years of service.

Most enlisted jobs on flying status are eligible for Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay. These jobs are listed as military occupational flyer specialties. CEFIP is paid according to how many years a person has been in aviation service. This service can include training for occupational flyer specialties. To be eligible the service member must meet or exceed their operational flying duty obligations. Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay is not transferable between services.

Navy and Air Force Reserve members and members of the National Guard can also be eligible for Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay but they are paid at a rate 1/30 of what they would earn if on active duty.

After 25 years of aviation service an eligible career enlisted flyer can no longer receive CEFIP continuously on a monthly basis but they may still be eligible to receive CEFIP on a month-to-month basis.

A service member cannot receive CEFIC in addition to receiving Hazard Duty Pay or Diving Duty Special Pay. He or she will be paid the highest of the three incentive pay amounts if they are entitled to receive more than one of them. In the Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay is called Hazard Duty Pay.

CEFIC will be taxable unless the duty served is in a designated combat zone. Because of this, it is also subject to Federal and State withholding requirements.

For more information about Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay, see Department of Defense (DOD) Pay Regulation, Volume 7A (Active Duty & Reserve Pay), Chapter 22, Aerial Flights.

Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay

Years of Aviation Service Monthly Flight Pay
Less than 4 $150
More than 4 $225
More than 8 $350
More than 14 $400

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