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2010 Military Pay Charts



What Congress has in Store for You in 2010

In a few short words, not very much. Compared to the past several years, Congress is not offering much in the way of military pay and benefit improvements for 2010.

2010 Basic Pay Charts

The 2010 Defense Authorization Act is now law. The act calls for a 3.4 percent across-the-board increase in military basic pay over 2009. rates.

2010 Housing Allowance (BAH) Charts

When a military person is authorized to live off-base at government expense, the military pays him/her a monthly tax-free housing allowance, called "BAH," or "Basic Allowance for Housing."

2010 Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Charts

Military members stationed overseas who live off base do not receive BAH. Instead, they receive a different entitlement, called OHA, or "Overseas Housing Allowance."

2010 Meal Allowance (BAS) Charts

U.S. Military members are paid a monthly, tax-free allowance, called "BAS," or "Basic Allowance for Subsistence, which is designed to pay for the food they eat.

2010 Combat Pay

Military members who are deployed to a designated combat zone are entitled for a tax-free special pay known as "combat pay."

2010 Family Separation Allowance

Family Separation Allowance (FSA) is payable when a military member is separated due to military orders from their dependents for more than 30 days.

2010 CONUS COLA Rates

CONUS COLA (Cost of Living Allowance) is designed to partially compensate military members for non-housing costs, when stationed in high-cost areas of the United States.

2010 Overseas 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).

2010 Sea Pay

Military members performing duty at sea are entitled to a special monthly pay, known as "Career Sea Pay."

Submarine Duty Pay

Military personnel (mostly Navy) who perform operational submarine duty are entitled to receive Submarine Duty Pay.


What Congress has in Store for You in 2009

Military Pay
Basic Pay, Drill Pay, Annual Salary

Housing Allowances
Active Duty Housing Allowance (BAH), Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA), Guard/Reserve Housing Allowance (BAH RC/T), Partial Housing Allowance (BAH-PAR), Child Support Allowance (BAH-DIFF)

Assignment-Related Pay
Combat Pay, Family Separation Allowances, Cost of Living Allowances, Career Sea Pay, Submarine Duty Pay

Travel-Related Pay
Dislocation Allowance, Per Diem Rates, Travel Mileage Rates

Misc. Pay Entitlements
Food Allowance (BAS), Retirement Pay, Clothing (Uniform) Allowance, Involuntary Separation Pay, Jump (Parachute) Pay, Flight Pay, Enlistment and Re-Enlistment Incentives

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