Fiscal Year 2008 Military Pay Charts
Active Duty Average Annual Salary
Here are the 2008 Average Annual Salary Chart for military personnel. The charts include base pay, average housing allowance, monetary food allowance, and the tax advantage of untaxed allowances.
Special rules apply for active duty members who live in the barracks and pay child support. Such members are paid an entitlement called BAH-DIFF, or BAH Differential.
Base Pay Charts
2008 Base Pay charts which reflect the 3.5 percent across-the-board increase over 2007 rates.
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Military members who are authorized to reside off-base at government expense receive a monthly housing allowance, known as "Basic Allowance for Housing," or "BAH."
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) Rates
Monthly monetary food allowance for members of the United States Military for 2008.
Career Sea Pay
Military members performing duty at sea are entitled to a special monthly pay, known as "Career Sea Pay." Here are the monthly rates for 2008.
Clothing Allowance Rates
Military enlisted members are provided monetary allowances to pay for uniform replacement and maintenance. These allowances are based on the cost of specific uniform items, and on an estimated "wear out" date for each specific item.
Combat Pay (Immiment Danger Pay)
A member assigned to or deployed to a combat zone receives "combat pay" (officially called "immiment danger pay") at the rate of $225.00 per month. In some locations, immiment danger pay is paid only for duty on the ground, and in other areas, ground, airspace, or duty aboard a ship at sea qualify. Here are the rates/areas in effect for 2008.
CONUS COLA Rates
CONUS (Continental United States) COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) is paid to military members who are stationed in areas of the United States which are considered to have a significantly higher cost of living than the national average.
CONUS Per Diem Rates
Military members who perform TDY (Temporary Duty) away from their normal duty stations are authorized to be reimbursed for additional expenses, such as lodging and meals. The military reimburses such expenses in the way of a daily "Per Diem" payment. The maximum amount of Per Diem differs from one location to another, depending on the "cost of living" of that area.
Military members may be entitled to a dislocation allowance (DLA) when relocating their household due to a PCS. DLA is intended to partially reimburse relocation expenses not otherwise reimbursed.
Guard/Reserve members are normally credited with 4 days pay for a weekend duty. This chart shows the monthy base pay, based upon the normal requirements of one weekend per month, for warrant officers of the Reserves or National Guard.
Family Separation Allowance
amily Separation Allowance (FSA) is payable only to members with dependents. Basically, family separation allowance is payable when a military member is forced to be away from his/her dependents for longer than 30 days, due to military orders.
Military members who are on flying status receive monthly flight pay., Here are the flight pay charts for enlisted members and commissioned/warrant officers who are on flying status.
Guard and Reserve Housing Allowance
Guard and Reserve members on active duty for less than 30 days receive a different type of housing allowance than active duty members. This type of housing allowance is known as Basic Allowance for Housing Reserve Component/Transit, and pays less, on average, than Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Type I, which is based upon a member's rank, dependency status, and location of assignment.
Hardship Duty Pay
Hardship Duty Pay - Location, or HDP-L is additional compensation paid to service members during assignment in land areas outside the continental United States where living conditions are substantially below the standard compared to the continental United States. Here are the HDP-L locations and rates for 2008.
Involuntary Separation Pay Charts
Military members who are involuntarily separated from the military may be entitled to involuntary separation pay (severance pay). These charts list the full-rate of involuntary separation pay for members who are involuntarily separated during calendar year 2008.
Military Reserves Average Annual Salary
This chart depicts the average annual salary for members of the U.S. Military Reserves for the calendar year of 2008.
National Guard Average Annual Salary
These charts depicts the average annual salary for members of the National Guard for the calendar year of 2008.
Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
The Overseas Cost-of-Living Allowance, or COLA, is paid to Service Members to partially offset high costs when stationed overseas (including Alaska and Hawaii). COLA helps maintain purchasing power so military members can purchase about the same goods and services overseas as in the United States.
Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)
Active duty members who are stationed overseas (except for Alaska and Hawaii), and are authorized to live off base at government expense, do no receive a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Instead, they receive a different allowance, called Overseas Housing Allowance, or OHA.
Overseas Military Per Diem Rates
Military members who perform TDY (Temporary Duty) away from their normal duty stations are authorized to be reimbursed for additional expenses, such as lodging and meals. The military reimburses such expenses in the way of a daily "Per Diem" payment. The maximum amount of Per Diem differs from one location to another, depending on the "cost of...
Retirement Pay Charts (Active Duty)
Active Duty military personnel can retire after 20 years of active duty service. Here are the pay charts which show monthly retirement pay for active duty members who retire during 2008.
Submarine Duty Pay Charts
Military personnel (mostly Navy) who perform operational submarine duty are entitled to receive Submarine Duty Pay. This chart shows the monthly submarine duty pay for military members during calendar year 2008.