2014 Military Pay Raise

The military pay increase for fiscal year 2014 is 1% as signed into law by President Obama on December 26, 2013.  This is based on the Department of Defense’s recommendation and President Obama’s proposal in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposal that was sent to Congress.  The DoD’s recommendation was based on the need to maintain the balance of being competitive with military pay while being accountable to costs to taxpayers.

“For calendar year 2014, consistent with the views of the uniformed military leadership, the Budget provides a 1.0 percent increase to basic pay, a 4.2 percent increase in the Basic Allowance for Housing, and a 3.4 percent increase in Basic Allowance for Subsistence.” – 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal

Time Line

02/06/13 – DOD Submits 1% Pay.

04/10/13 – Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2014 released by President Obama.

06/13/2013 – House Appropriations Committee approves a 1.8% military pay increase.

12/12/2013 – House of Representatives passes NDAA

12/18/2013 – Senate passes NDAA

12/26/2013 – Obama signs NDAA

Next Steps

Military pay increases are effective January 1st, 2014 and will be reflected on the first 2014 pay period on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014.

See 2014 military pay tables here.

See our guide to 2014 Military pay increase approval:

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Historical Military Pay Raises by Year

Year
Military pay Pay Raise %
Year
Military pay Pay Raise %
19620.00%19894.10%
196312.60%19903.60%
19642.5% - 8.5%19914.10%
1965E: 11% O:6%19924.20%
19663.20%19933.70%
19675.60%19942.20%
19686.80%19952.60%
196912.60%19962.40%
19708.10%19973.00%
19717.90%19982.80%
19727.20%19993.60%
19736.70%20006.20%
19746.20%20014.10%
19755.52%2002 *6.90%
19765.00%2003 *4.70%
19774.80%2004 *4.20%
19787.10%20053.50%
19795.50%20063.10%
19807.00%2007 *2.70%
198111.70%20083.50%
198214.30%20093.90%
19834.00%20103.40%
19844.00%20111.40%
19854.00%20121.60%
19863.00%20131.70%
19873.00%20141.00%
19882.00%

* 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007 are the average percentage raise as military pay raises differed for various military pay grades.

 

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