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Military pay

Learn about active duty pay and get pay charts for active duty and reserve members.

Contact the finance office on your base if you have questions about your pay. If you are in the Coast Guard, contact your unit's administrative yeoman.

Active duty pay

The pay for active duty service members is made up of basic pay, allowances for meals, and housing expenses. Some service members also receive special pay because of their job or their working conditions. 

Learn more about the types of pay that service members receive.

Military pay charts

Military pay charts show the basic pay for each rank or grade, based on the number of years served. See the charts for:

Learn about military retirement benefits and pay.

LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023


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