Below are the 2018 military pay dates and schedules. DFAS military pay dates (active duty and reserve) are schedules 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.
|Pay Period||Mid-month Pay Day||NPA* Available||End-of-Month Pay Day||LES** Available|
|January 2018||Jan. 12||Jan. 5||Feb. 1||Jan. 25|
|February 2018||Feb. 15||Feb. 8||Mar. 1||Feb. 22|
|March 2018||Mar. 15||Mar. 8||Mar. 30||Mar. 23|
|April 2018||Apr. 13||Apr. 6||May 1||Apr. 24|
|May 2018||May 15||May 8||June 1||May 25|
|June 2018||June 15||June 8||June 29||June 22|
|July 2018||July 13||July 6||Aug. 1||July 25|
|August 2018||Aug. 15||Aug. 8||Aug. 31||Aug. 24|
|September 2018||Sept. 14||Sept. 7||Oct. 1||Sept. 24|
|October 2018||Oct. 15||Oct. 8||Nov. 1||Oct. 26|
|November 2018||Nov. 15||Nov. 8||Nov. 30||Nov. 23|
|December 2018||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||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.