2018 Military Pay Charts

The 2018 military pay charts reflect a proposed 2.1% pay increase as set forth in the President’s defense budget. The proposed pay increase is the same as the raise percentage approved by President Obama for FY2017 and 0.3 percent less than it should be according to U.S. Code Title 37.

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADE2 OR LESSOVER 2OVER 3OVER 4OVER 6OVER 8
O-10 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$-
O-9 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$-
O-8 (*1)$10,368 $10,708 $10,933 $10,996 $11,278 $11,748
O-7 (*1)$8,615 $9,015 $9,201 $9,348 $9,614 $9,878
O-6 (*2)$6,533 $7,178 $7,649 $7,649 $7,678 $8,007
O-5$5,446 $6,135 $6,560 $6,640 $6,905 $7,064
O-4$4,699 $5,440 $5,803 $5,883 $6,220 $6,582
O-3$4,132 $4,683 $5,055 $5,512 $5,776 $6,066
O-2$3,570 $4,066 $4,682 $4,841 $4,941 $4,941
O-1$3,099 $3,225 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899
O-3 (*3)$-$-$-$5,512 $5,776 $6,066
O-2 (*3)$-$-$-$4,841 $4,941 $5,098
O-1 (*3)$-$-$-$3,899 $4,163 $4,317
W-5$-$-$-$-$-$-
W-4$4,270 $4,593 $4,725 $4,855 $5,078 $5,299
W-3$3,899 $4,062 $4,228 $4,283 $4,458 $4,801
W-2$3,450 $3,777 $3,877 $0$4,170 $4,518
W-1$3,029 $3,355 $3,442 $3,628 $3,847 $4,169
E-9 (*4)$-$-$-$-$-$-
E-8$-$-$-$-$-$4,223
E-7$2,936 $3,204 $3,327 $3,489 $3,616 $3,834
E-6$2,539 $2,794 $2,917 $3,037 $3,162 $3,443
E-5$2,326 $2,483 $2,603 $2,725 $2,917 $3,117
E-4$2,133 $2,242 $2,363 $2,483 $2,589 $2,589
E-3$1,925 $2,046 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170
E-2$1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831
E-1 > 4 mos$1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633
E-1 < 4 mos$1,510 $-$-$-$-$-

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADEOVER 10OVER 12OVER 14OVER 16OVER 18OVER 20
O-10 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$15,910
O-9 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$14,653
O-8 (*1)$11,857 $12,303 $12,431 $12,815 $13,372 $13,884
O-7 (*1)$10,182 $10,486 $10,791 $11,748 $12,555 $12,555
O-6 (*2)$8,050 $8,050 $8,507 $9,316 $9,791 $10,266
O-5$7,412 $7,668 $7,999 $8,505 $8,745 $8,983
O-4$7,032 $7,382 $7,625 $7,765 $7,846 $7,846
O-3$6,253 $6,561 $6,722 $6,722 $6,722 $6,722
O-2$4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,940
O-1$3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899
O-3 (*3)$6,253 $6,561 $6,821 $6,970 $7,174 $7,174
O-2 (*3)$5,363 $5,569 $5,721 $5,721 $5,721 $5,721
O-1 (*3)$4,474 $4,629 $4,841 $4,841 $4,841 $4,841
W-5$-$-$-$-$-$7,592
W-4$5,523 $5,859 $6,154 $6,435 $6,665 $6,889
W-3$5,159 $5,328 $5,523 $5,723 $6,084 $6,328
W-2$4,690 $4,859 $5,067 $5,229 $5,376 $5,552
W-1$4,320 $4,530 $4,738 $4,901 $5,051 $5,233
E-9 (*4)$5,159 $5,275 $5,423 $5,596 $5,771 $6,051
E-8$4,409 $4,525 $4,664 $4,814 $5,085 $5,222
E-7$3,957 $4,175 $4,356 $4,480 $4,612 $4,662
E-6$3,553 $3,766 $3,830 $3,877 $3,933 $3,933
E-5$3,281 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301
E-4$2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589
E-3$2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170
E-2$1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831
E-1 > 4 mos$1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633
E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-$-$-

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADEOVER 22OVER 24OVER 26OVER 28OVER 30OVER 32
O-10 (*1)$15,910 $15,910 $15,910 $15,910 $15,910 $15,910
O-9 (*1)$14,865 $15,170 $15,702 $15,702 $15,910 $15,910
O-8 (*1)$14,226 $14,226 $14,226 $14,226 $14,583 $14,583
O-7 (*1)$12,555 $12,555 $12,555 $12,555 $12,872 $12,872
O-6 (*2)$10,535 $10,809 $11,339 $11,339 $11,339 $11,339
O-5$9,253 $9,253 $9,253 $9,253 $9,253 $9,253
O-4$7,846 $7,846 $7,846 $7,846 $7,846 $7,846
O-3$6,722 $6,722 $6,722 $6,722 $6,722 $6,722
O-2$4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,941
O-1$3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899
O-3 (*3)$7,174 $7,174 $7,174 $7,174 $7,174 $7,174
O-2 (*3)$5,721 $5,721 $5,721 $5,721 $5,721 $5,721
O-1 (*3)$4,841 $4,841 $4,841 $4,841 $4,841 $4,841
W-5$7,977 $8,264 $8,582 $8,582 $9,011 $9,011
W-4$7,219 $7,489 $7,798 $7,798 $7,953 $7,953
W-3$6,474 $6,629 $6,840 $6,840 $6,840 $6,840
W-2$5,667 $5,759 $5,759 $5,759 $5,759 $5,759
W-1$5,233 $5,233 $5,233 $5,233 $5,233 $5,233
E-9 (*4)$6,288 $6,537 $6,919 $6,919 $7,264 $7,264
E-8$5,456 $5,585 $5,904 $5,904 $6,023 $6,023
E-7$4,834 $4,926 $5,276 $5,276 $5,276 $5,276
E-6$3,933 $3,933 $3,933 $3,933 $3,933 $3,933
E-5$3,301 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301
E-4$2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589
E-3$2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170
E-2$1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831
E-1 > 4 mos$1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633
E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-$-$-

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADEOVER 34OVER 36OVER 38OVER 40
O-10 (*1)$15,910 $15,910 $15,910 $15,910
O-9 (*1)$15,910 $15,910 $15,910 $15,910
O-8 (*1)$14,947 $14,947 $14,947 $14,947
O-7 (*1)$12,872 $12,872 $12,872 $12,872
O-6 (*2)$11,566 $11,566 $11,566 $11,566
O-5$9,253 $9,253 $9,253 $9,253
O-4$7,846 $7,846 $7,846 $7,846
O-3$6,722 $6,722 $6,722 $6,722
O-2$4,941 $4,941 $4,941 $4,941
O-1$3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899
O-3 (*3)$7,174 $7,174 $7,174 $7,174
O-2 (*3)$5,721 $5,721 $5,721 $5,721
O-1 (*3)$4,841 $4,841 $4,841 $4,841
W-5$9,461 $9,461 $9,461 $9,461
W-4$7,953 $7,953 $7,953 $7,953
W-3$6,840 $6,840 $6,840 $6,840
W-2$5,759 $5,759 $5,759 $5,759
W-1$5,233 $5,233 $5,233 $5,233
E-9 (*4)$7,627 $7,627 $7,627 $7,627
E-8$6,023 $6,023 $6,023 $6,023
E-7$5,276 $5,276 $5,276 $5,276
E-6$3,933 $3,933 $3,933 $3,933
E-5$3,301 $3,301 $3,301 $3,301
E-4$2,589 $2,589 $2,589 $2,589
E-3$2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170
E-2$1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831
E-1 > 4 mos$1,633 $1,633 $1,633 $1,633
E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-

Notes:
1. Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule.
2. Basic Pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2017 which is $12,641.70
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 Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard basic pay is $8,165.10.
5. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on the basic pay rate plus Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay which is $225.
6. Basic pay for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $1,062.30.

The military pay charts are for all U.S. Armed Forces personnel Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Reserves forces where applicable. Also, be sure to know your military pay dates.

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