2013 Military Pay Raise

January 3, 2013

The fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act has been signed into law by President Obama which includes authorization for the 1.7 military pay raise.

On December 27th, 2012 the President signed Executive Order 13635 “Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay” which effectively approved the proposed 2013 military pay raise of 1.7% to be effective January 1st, 2013.

See the 2013 Military Pay Tables here.

2013 Military Pay Raise Approval Steps of NDAA

  • Pass House (2nd time) – December 21, 2012
  • Pass Senate (2nd time) – December 21, 2012
  • Signed by President – January 2, 2013

Rate Changes

The following rate assumptions were incorporated into the FY 2012 revised and the FY 2013 budget development

Pay Raise

  • The FY 2012 request includes a 1.6% military pay raise, effective 1 January 2012 (1.55% over the fiscal year).
  • The FY 2013 request includes a 1.7% military pay raise, effective 1 January 2013 (1.68% over the fiscal year).

See our guide to Military pay increase approval:

Military Pay - BAH - BAS Rate Increase Status


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