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2013 Military Basic Pay

Enlisted Members

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On December 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13635 "Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay" that increased the rates of monthly basic pay by 1.7% pay raise per the Employment Cost Index (ECI) for members of the uniformed services per U.S.C. 37 203(a), and made it effective January 1, 2013. On On January 3, 2013, President Obama Signed the National Defense Authorization Bill for 2013 into law.

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 2013 monthly basic pay for Active Duty Enlisted Members :

Note:The United States' military pay and allowances are distributed on the 1st and 15th day of the month. If the 1st or 15th fall on a weekend or national holiday, payment will be made the working day prior. The pay charts below are for active and reserve components of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard for the calender year 2013. The pay rates are monthly amounts rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar.

 

Tables

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
E-8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3920
E-7 2725 2974 3088 3239 3357 3559
E-6 2357 2594 2708 2819 2935 3197
E-5 2159 2304 2416 2530 2707 2894
E-4 1980 2081 2194 2305 2403 2403
E-3 1787 1900 2015 2015 2015 2015
E-2 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700
E-1 1516 1516 1516 1516 1516

 

Pay Grade Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18
E-9 4789 4897 5034 5195 5357
E-8 4094 4201 4330 4469 4721
E-7 3673 3876 4044 4159 4281
E-6 3298 3495 3556 3600 3651
E-5 3046 3064 3064 3064 3064
E-4 2403 2403 2403 2403 2403
E-3 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
E-2 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700
E-1 1516 1516 1516 1516 1516

 

Pay Grade Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30
E-9 5618 5837 6069 6423 6423 6743
E-8 4848 5065 5185 5481 5481 5591
E-7 4328 4487 4573 4898 4898 4898
E-6 3651 3651 3651 3651 3651 3651
E-5 3064 3064 3064 3064 3064 3064
E-4 2403 2403 2403 2403 2403 2403
E-3 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
E-2 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700
E-1 1516 1516 1516 1516

 

Pay Grade Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
E-9 6743 7081 7081 7435 7435
E-8 5591 5591 5591 5591 5591
E-7 4898 4898 4898 4898 4898
E-6 3651 3651 3651 3651 3651
E-5 3064 3064 3064 3064 3064
E-4 2403 2403 2403 2403 2403
E-3 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
E-2 1,700 1700 1700 1700 1700
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