Fiscal Year 2009 Military Pay Charts
Active Duty Basic Pay
Both the House and the Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Act include provisions for a 3.9 percent across-the-board increase in military basic pay. This makes a 3.9 percent raise, effective January 1, 2009, pretty much a sure thing. Here are the charts for 2009 military basic pay.
Annual Salary Charts
The charts show the average annual salaries of active duty members of the United States Military for calendar year 2009. The charts include base pay, average housing allowance, monetary food allowance, and the tax advantage of untaxed allowances.
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates
Here are the calendar year 2009 rates of tax-free housing allowance (Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH) that are provided to military members (with and without dependents) who are authorized to reside off base at government expense.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) Rates
Monthly monetary food allowance for members of the United States Military for 2009.
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 2009.
Child Support Allowance
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.
Clothing (Uniform) Allowance Rates
Enlisted military members are paid a "clothing allowance" to pay for maintenance and replacement of required uniform items. The allowances shown here are for Fiscal Year 2009 and are effective from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.
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 (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
Temporary Duty Per Diem is payable when a military member is performing temporary duty (TDY) at a location different from where they are stationed. Here are the rates for Fiscal Year 2009.
Dislocation Allowance Rates
Military members may be entitled to a dislocation allowance (DLA) when relocating their household due to a PCS. However, keep in mind that DLA is intended to partially reimburse relocation expenses not otherwise reimbursed and probably will not reimburse all of the relocation expenses.
Members of the National Guard and military reserve componants are required to perform a minimum of one weekend drill per month, and two weeks per year of active duty for training. In exchange for drill, Guard/Reserve members receive monthly drill pay, which is equal to one day's active duty base pay for each drill period. Generally, there are four drill periods in one weekend drill.
Family Separation Allowance
Family 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 for calendar year 2009.
Guard and Reserve Housing Allowance Rates
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.
Involuntary Separation Pay Charts
Military members who are involuntarily separated from the military may be entitled to involuntary separation pay (severance pay). This chart lists the full-rate of involuntary separation pay for active duty members who are involuntarily separated during calendary year 2009.
National Guard Annual Salary
These charts depict the average annual salary for members of the Army and Air National Guard for the calendar year of 2009.
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 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.
Partial Rate Housing Allowance
Partial rate Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is paid to military members without dependents who are living in government quarters (such as dormitories or barracks), and are not entitled to any other type of housing allowance.
Reserve Annual Salary
These charts depict the average annual salary of the U.S. Military Reserve branches for the calendar year of 2009.
Retirement Pay Charts
Active Duty military personnel can retire after 20 years of active duty service. Here are the pay charts which shows monthly retirement pay for active duty members who retire during 2009.
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 2009.