2017 Military Allowance, Incentive, Bonus & Special Pay

2017 military allowances, incentives, bonuses and special pay. Many military members qualify for special pays and incentives that are part of the service’s recruitment and retention efforts. Some compensate members for assignment to hazardous or difficult duty conditions.

Aviation Career Incentive Pay
Years of Aviation Service
2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
$125.00 $156.00 $188.00 $206.00 $650.00
Aviation Career Incentive Pay
Years of Aviation Service
Over 14 Over 22 Over 23 Over 24 Over 25
$840.00 $585.00 $495.00 $385.00 $250.00
Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay
Years of Aviation Service
4 or less Over 4 Over 8 Over 14
$150.00 $225.00 $350.00 $400.00

 

Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
(Crew Member- Non-AWAC)
Pay Grade Amount Pay Grade Amount Pay Grade Amount
O-10 $150.00 O-5 $250.00 W-5 $250.00
O-9 $150.00 O-4 $225.00 W-4 $250.00
O-8 $150.00 O-3 $175.00 W-3 $175.00
O-7 $150.00 O-2 $150.00 W-2 $150.00
O-6 $250.00 O-1 $150.00 W-1 $150.00
Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
(Crew Member- Non-AWAC)
Pay Grade Amount Pay Grade Amount
E-9 $240.00 E-4 $165.00
E-8 $240.00 E-3 $150.00
E-7 $240.00 E-2 $150.00
E-6 $215.00 E-1 $150.00
E-5 $190.00

 

Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
(Non-Crew Member)
ALL GRADES – $150.00
Diving Pay
Officers – $240.00 (Max)
Imminent Danger Pay/Hostile Fire Pay
ALL GRADES – $225.00
HDIP (Parachute, Flight Deck, Demolition, & Others)
All Grades – $150.00
(Member qualified for HALO Pay – $225.00)
  • Combat Zone Tax Exclusion
    • Basic pay 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, Master Chief Petty Office of the Coast Guard, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau basic pay is $8,165.20. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on this basic pay rate plus HFP/IDP ($225).

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

Cumulative Years of Service
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Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 14Over 16Over 18
O-6595.00835.00
O-5595.00790.00835.00
O-4365.00525.00595.00705.00790.00
O-3355.00510.00595.00705.00
O-2305.00425.00
O-1230.00425.00
W-5285.00375.00425.00
W-4285.00375.00425.00
W-3285.00375.00425.00425.00
W-2285.00375.00425.00425.00
W-1285.00375.00425.00
E-9425.00600.00
E-8415.00550.00
E-7405.00
E-6155.00170.00175.00300.00325.00375.00
E-5140.00155.00250.00275.00
E-480.0095.00100.00245.00
E-380.0090.0095.0090.00
E-275.0090.00
E-175.00

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay for O-7 through O-10 is $355.00.

Health Professional Officer (HPO) Special & Incentive Pay Plan
Effective October 1, 2016
Critical Wartime Skill Accession Bonus
Medical Specialty 4-year Obligation
Aerospace Medicine $180,000
Anesthesia $396,000
Diagnostic Radiology $364,000
Emergency Medicine $276,000
Family Practice $252,000
General Surgery $400,000
Internal Medicine $240,000
Neurosurgery $400,000
Obstetrics/Gynecology $240,000
Ophthalmology $200,000
Orthopedics $356,000
Otolarynology $252,000
Pediatrics $220,000
Preventive Medicine $220,000
Psychiatry $272,000
Pulmonary Medicine $292,000
Urology $280,000
Vascular Surgery $400,000
Dental Specialty 4-year Obligation
Comprehensive Dentistry $300,000
Endodontics $300,000
General Dentistry $150,000
Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery $300,000
Prosthodontics $300,000

 

Accession Bonus
Effective October 1, 2016
Specialty 3-year Obligation 4-year Obligation
Nursing $20,000 $30,000
Pharmacist $0,000 $30,000
Physician Assistant $37,500 $60,000
Psychologist $37,500 $60,000
Public Health Officer (Air Force) $22,500 $40,000
Social Worker $18,750 $30,000
Veterinary Officer $0 $20,000

There are more than 60 special and incentive pays. All other special and incentive pay can be found at the DFAS Special and Incentive Pay website.

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