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2012 Military Base Pay

Enlisted Members

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Updated October 17, 2011

President Obama has released his proposal for a raise in military base pay in 2012. Usually, Congress would approve a raise in base pay which is slightly higher than what is submitted in the President's budget request, however, this year is a year which is focused on reducing the amount of Government spending, so there are no alternative plans being considered by Congress. In other words, it looks like the amount shown on the below chart will be approved.

The 2012 Military base pay raise proposal is 1.6%. If approved, the raise will be effective in the January 2012 pay period, which means members will see it in their January 15th paycheck. Pay is based on Military pay grade and number of years in service.

2012 Base Pay for Enlisted Members

Pay-Grade Less-than-2 Over-2 Over-3 Over-4 Over-6
E-9 - - - - -
E-8 - - - - -
E-7 2680 2925 3037 3185 3301
E-6 2318 2550 2663 2772 2885
E-5 2124 2266 2375 2487 2662
E-4 1946 2046 2157 2267 2364
E-3 1758 1868 1981 1981 1981
E-2 1671 1671 1671 1671 1671
E-1 1491 1491 1491 1491 1491
Pay-Grade Over-8 Over-10 Over-12 Over-14 Over-16
E-9 4709 4816 4905 5109 -
E-8 3855 4026 4131 4258 4394
E-7 3499 3611 3811 3977 4090
E-6 3143 3244 3437 3496 3540
E-5 2845 2994 3013 3013 3013
E-4 2364 2364 2364 2364 2364
E-3 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981
E-2 1671 1671 1671 1671 1671
E-1 1491 1491 1491 1491 1491
Pay-Grade Over-18 Over-20 Over-22 Over-24 Over-26
E-9 5268 5523 5740 5968 6315
E-8 4641 4767 4980 5098 5390
E-7 4209 4256 4412 4496 4816
E-6 3590 3590 3590 3590 3590
E-5 3013 3013 3013 3013 3013
E-4 2364 2364 2364 2364 2364
E-3 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981
E-2 1671 1671 1671 1671 1671
E-1 1491 1491 1491 1491 1491

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