Below are the 2020 military pay dates and schedules. DFAS military pay dates (active duty and reserve) are scheduled for the 1st and 15th of every month unless those dates fall on a weekend or holiday. Whenever a payday falls on a weekend or holiday, pay is issued on the last workday preceding the 1st and the 15th.
Active duty and reserve members are paid twice a month. The fifteenth is the mid-month pay and includes pay due from the 1st through the 15th of the month. The 1st of the following month is the end of month pay and includes pay due from the 16th through the last day of the previous month.
Find out which military friendly banks and credit unions pay early.
See the 2020 military pay charts.
2020 Military Pay Calendar
|Pay Period||Mid-month Pay Day||NPA* Available||End-of-Month Pay Day||LES** Available|
|January 2020||Jan. 15||Jan. 8||Jan. 31||Jan. 24|
|February 2020||Feb. 14||Feb. 7||Feb. 28||Feb. 21|
|March 2020||Mar. 13||Mar. 6||Mar. 31||Mar. 24|
|April 2020||Apr. 15||Apr. 8||May 1||Apr. 24|
|May 2020||May 15||May 8||May 29||May 22|
|June 2020||June 15||June 8||July 1||June 24|
|July 2020||July 15||July 8||July. 31||July 24|
|August 2020||Aug. 14||Aug. 7||Aug. 31||Aug. 24|
|September 2020||Sept. 15||Sept. 8||Oct. 1||Sept. 24|
|October 2020||Oct. 15||Oct. 8||Oct. 30||Oct. 23|
|November 2020||Nov. 13||Nov. 6||Nov. 30||Nov. 23|
|December 2020||Dec. 15||Dec. 8||Dec. 31||Dec. 24|
* NPA – Notice of Pay Advisories (for mid-month pay days)
** LES – Leave and Earnings Statements (for end-of-month pay days)
For earlier payments try banking with a military friendly bank or credit union that offers early direct deposit as a courtesy. Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, Service Credit Union, Pacific Marine Credit Union and Armed Forces Bank are a few examples.
The military pay dates are for all military service branches: Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Space Force.