Army Pay Chart

Army Pay Charts list the pay rates for the various Army Ranks and Grades in the US Army. As a matter of fact, the Army pay charts expand to all branches of the Active-duty Military. So you’ll see the same military pay charts across all branches.

How to use the Army Pay Chart 2016 table

Army pay is determined by your pay grade and your time in service. To find what a base Army pay is for any given grade, simply find the grade/rank in the left-most column, then move right until you see the corresponding “time in service” column.

For example, an E-6 with 7 years in service would make $3,033.60 as their base Army pay.

Army Pay Chart 2016 Table

Pay Grade 2 yrs or less Over 2 yrs Over 3 yrs Over 4 yrs Over 6 yrs Over 8 yrs Over 10 yrs Over 12 yrs Over 14 yrs Over 16 yrs Over 18 yrs
O-101
O-91
O-81 9,946.20 10,272.00 10,488.30 10,548.60 10,818.60 11,269.20 11,373.90 11,802.00 11,924.70 12,293.40 12,827.10
O-71 8,264.40 8,648.40 8,826.00 8,967.30 9,222.90 9,475.80 9,767.70 10,059.00 10,351.20 11,269.20 12,043.80
O-62 6,267.00 6,885.30 7,337.10 7,337.10 7,365.00 7,680.90 7,722.30 7,722.30 8,161.20 8,937.00 9,392.70
O-5 5,224.50 5,885.70 6,292.80 6,369.60 6,624.00 6,776.10 7,110.30 7,356.00 7,673.10 8,158.50 8,388.90
O-4 4,507.80 5,218.20 5,566.50 5,643.90 5,967.00 6,313.80 6,745.80 7,081.50 7,314.90 7,449.30 7,526.70
O-3 3,963.60 4,492.80 4,849.20 5,287.20 5,540.70 5,818.80 5,998.20 6,293.70 6,448.20 6,448.20 6,448.20
O-2 3,424.50 3,900.30 4,491.10 4,643.70 4,739.40 4,739.40 4,739.40 4,739.40 4,739.40 4,739.40 4,739.40
O-1 2,972.40 3,093.90 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10 3,740.10
O-33 5,287.20 5,540.70 5,818.80 5,998.20 6,293.70 6,543.30 6,686.70 6,881.40
O-23 4,643.70 4,739.40 4,890.30 5,145.00 5,341.80 5,488.50 5,488.50 5,488.50
O-13 3,740.10 3,993.60 4,141.50 4,292.40 4,440.60 4,643.70 4,643.70 4,643.70
W-5
W-4 4,095.90 4,406.10 4,532.40 4,656.90 4,871.10 5,083.20 5,298.00 5620.80 5,904.00 6,173.40 6,393.90
W-3 3,740.40 3,896.40 4,056.30 4,108.80 4,276.20 4,605.90 4,949.10 5,110.80 5,297.70 5,490.30 5,836.50
W-2 3,309.90 3,622.80 3,719.40 3,785.40 4,000.20 4,333.80 4,499.10 4,661.70 4,860.90 5,016.30 5,157.30
W-1 2,905.50 3,218.10 3,302.10 3,479.70 3,690.00 3,999.60 4,144.20 4,346.10 4,545.00 4,701.60 4,845.30
E-94 4,948.80 5060.70 5,202.30 5,368.20 5,536.20
E-8 4,050.90 4,230.00 4,341.00 4,473.90 4,618.20 4,878.00
E-7 2,816.10 3,073.50 3,191.40 3,347.10 3,468.90 3,678.00 3,795.60 4,004.70 4,178.70 4,297.50 4,423.80
E-6 2,435.70 2,680.20 2,798.40 2,913.60 3,033.60 3,303.30 3,408.60 3,612.30 3,674.30 3,719.70 3,772.50
E-5 2,231.40 2,381.40 2,496.60 2,614.20 2,797.80 2,989.80 3,147.60 3,166.20 3,166.20 3,166.20 3,166.20
E-4 2,046.00 2,150.40 2,267.10 2,382.00 2,483.40 2,483.40 2,483.40 2,483.40 2,483.40 2,483.40 2,483.40
E-3 1,847.10 1,963.20 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00 2,082.00
E-2 1,756.50 1,756.500 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50 1,756.50
E-15 1,566.90

 

Notes:

  1. Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule which is $15,125.10. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during 2016, which is $12,516.60.
  2. While serving as Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff/Vice Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Chief of Navy Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Army/Air Force Chief of Staff, Chief of the National Guard Bureau Commander of a unified or specified combatant command, basic pay is $21,147.30. (See note 1 above).
  3. Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years and 1 day of active duty or more than 1460 points as a warrant and/or enlisted member. See Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations for more detailed explanation on who is eligible for this special basic pay rate.
  4. For the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the AF, Sergeant Major of the Army or Marine Corps or Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, basic pay is $7,997.10. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on this basic pay rate plus Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay which is $225.00.
  5. Applicable to E-1 with 4 months or more of active duty. Basic pay for an E-1 with less than 4 months of active duty is $1,449.00.

Basic pay rate for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $1,040.70.