Below are the 2021 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 proposed 2021 military pay charts.
2021 Military Pay Calendar
|Pay Period||Mid-month Pay Day||LES* Available||End-of-Month Pay Day||LES* Available|
|January 2021||Jan. 15||Jan. 8||Feb. 1||Jan. 25|
|February 2021||Feb. 15||Feb. 8||Mar. 1||Feb. 22|
|March 2021||Mar. 15||Mar. 8||Apr. 1||Mar. 25|
|April 2021||Apr. 15||Apr. 8||Apr. 30||Apr. 23|
|May 2021||May 14||May 7||June 1||May 25|
|June 2021||June 15||June 8||July 1||June 24|
|July 2021||July 15||July 8||July 30||July 23|
|August 2021||Aug. 13||Aug. 6||Sept. 1||Aug. 25|
|September 2021||Sept. 15||Sept. 8||Oct. 1||Sept. 24|
|October 2021||Oct. 15||Oct. 8||Nov. 1||Oct. 25|
|November 2021||Nov. 15||Nov. 8||Dec. 1||Nov. 22|
|December 2021||Dec. 15||Dec. 8||Dec. 31||Dec. 23|
* LES – Leave and Earnings Statements (for end-of-month and mid-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.
DFAS MyPay System
The Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) MyPay system allows service members to automatically access pay and tax statements, and travel advice updates. Additional features include Thrift Savings Plan enrollment, change or cancel contribution percentage for TSP, view and print tax statement and travel vouchers, update bank information, change tax withholdings
The DFAS MyPay login can be found at https://mypay.dfas.mil and the DFAS phone number is 888-332-7411, select option 5 for MyPay.
The military pay dates are for all military service branches: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force.