The military pay charts linked below show pay and allowances that military personnel may be entitled to, based on their individual circumstances for the year 2009. Military members may be entitled to other pay and allowances, depending on the circumstances.
Misc. Pay Entitlements
Food Allowance (BAS)
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) is a monthly monetary food allowance for military members when it is impractical to consume "free" government meals in the dining facility (chow hall) For 2009, rates have increased 10 percent over 2008 BAS 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.
Involuntary Separation Pay
Many military members who are involuntarily separated from the military are entitled to involuntary separation pay (severance pay). To be eligible, a military member must have six or more years of active duty, and less than 20 years.
Military members who are required to jump out of perfectly good aircraft as part of their military duties are entitled to a special kind of pay, known as "Jump Pay," or "Parachute Duty Pay."
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.
Active Duty Retirement Pay
These charts show the monthly retirement pay for active duty members who retire during 2009. Military personnel can retire after 20 years of active duty service.
Enlistment and Re-enlistment Incentives
The military services offer a variety of enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses to attract new recruits into military specialties that are considered "hard to fill," as well as to encourage experienced military members in "shortage jobs" to stay in past their first enlistment period.