Below are the 2019 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 2019 military pay charts.
|Pay Period||Mid-month Pay Day||NPA* Available||End-of-Month Pay Day||LES** Available|
|January 2019||Jan. 15||Jan. 8||Feb. 1||Jan. 25|
|February 2019||Feb. 15||Feb. 8||Mar. 1||Feb. 22|
|March 2019||Mar. 15||Mar. 8||Mar. 29||Mar. 22|
|April 2019||Apr. 12||Apr. 5||May 1||Apr. 24|
|May 2019||May 15||May 8||May 31||May 24|
|June 2019||June 14||June 7||July 1||June 22|
|July 2019||July 15||July 8||Aug. 1||July 25|
|August 2019||Aug. 15||Aug. 8||Aug. 30||Aug. 23|
|September 2019||Sept. 13||Sept. 6||Oct. 1||Sept. 24|
|October 2019||Oct. 15||Oct. 8||Nov. 1||Oct. 25|
|November 2019||Nov. 15||Nov. 8||Nov. 29||Nov. 22|
|December 2019||Dec. 13||Dec. 6||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.