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.
|Pay Grade||2 or Less||Over 2||Over 3||Over 4||Over 6||Over 8|
|Pay Grade||Over 10||Over 12||Over 14||Over 16||Over 18|
|Pay Grade||Over 20||Over 22||Over 24||Over 26||Over 28||Over 30|
|Pay Grade||Over 32||Over 34||Over 36||Over 38||Over 40|