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2012 Military Basic Pay

Enlisted Members

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The President signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act into law on December 31, 2011. The Defense Act includes an across-the-board 1.6 percent pay increase for 2012. The military pay increase went into effect on January 1, 2012.

Military members receive a monthly base pay which is based on their rank and time in service. Active duty members receive full-time pay, while guard an reserve members (who are not on active duty) receive part-time pay, or drill pay, depending on the number of drills they perform each month. Military pay is subject to income taxes unless it is earned in a designated combat zone. All branches of the U.S. military receive the same amount of base pay. This military pay chart can be used to determine Air Force pay, Army pay, Coast Guard pay, Marine pay and/or Navy pay.

The military maintains various other pays that are not included as part of the pay tables below. Additionally, there are certain allowances provided such as Clothing Allowance, Basic Allowance for Housing and Cost of Living Allowance.

The below charts show the 2012 monthly basic pay for Active Duty Enlisted Members :

Tables

1) Applicable to E-1 with 4 months or more active duty. Basic pay for an E-1 with less than 4 months of active duty is $1,378.80.

2) Basic pay rate for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $990.00.

 

Pay Grade 2 or Less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8
E-9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
E-8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3,854.70
E-7 2,679.60 2,924.70 3,036.60 3,185.10 3,300.90 3,499.80
E-6 2,317.80 2,550.30 2,662.80 2,772.30 2,886.30 3,143.10
E-5 2,123.40 2,265.90 2,375.40 2,487.60 2,662.20 2,845.20
E-4 1,946.70 2,046.30 2,157.30 2,266.50 2,363.10 2,363.10
E-3 1,757.40 1,868.10 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20
E-2 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30
E-1 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00

 

Pay Grade Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18
E-9 4,708.80 4,815.60 4,950.00 5,108.10 5,267.70
E-8 4,025.10 4,130.70 4,257.30 4,394.40 4,641.60
E-7 3,611.70 3,810.90 3,976.20 4,089.00 4,209.30
E-6 3,243.30 3,436.80 3,496.20 3,539.40 3,589.80
E-5 2,994.60 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90
E-4 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10
E-3 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20
E-2 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30
E-1 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00

 

Pay Grade Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30
E-9 5,523.60 5,739.60 5,967.30 6,315.30 6,315.30 6,630.60
E-8 4,766.70 4,980.00 5,098.20 5,389.50 5,389.50 5,497.80
E-7 4,256.10 4,412.40 4,496.40 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90
E-6 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80
E-5 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90
E-4 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10
E-3 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20
E-2 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30
E-1 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00

 

Pay Grade Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
E-9 6,630.60 6,962.40 6,962.40 7,311.00 7,311.00
E-8 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80
E-7 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90
E-6 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80
E-5 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90
E-4 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10
E-3 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20
E-2 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30
E-1 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00

 

 

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