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2023 Military Pay Charts

Military members may receive a 4.6% pay increase in 2023, according to a defense budget draft. It's the largest military pay raise in two years, but it might not be enough to keep up with inflation, which was 8.6% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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2023 military payMarines discuss their next objective on a patrol during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 12, 2022.
Table of Contents
    1. When Do Military Members Get Paid? 
  1. 2023 Pay Scale – Officers, Prior Enlisted Officers, and Warrant Officers
    1. 2023 Military Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers with up to 10 Years of Service
    2. 2023 Military Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers with 12 to 26 Years of Service
    3. 2023 Military Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers with 28 to 40 Years of Service
    4. Prior Enlisted Officer Pay Qualifications
  2. 2023 Pay Scale: Enlisted Military Members
    1. 2023 Military Pay Chart: Enlisted Members with up to 10 Years of Service
    2. 2023 Military Pay Chart: Enlisted Members with 12 to 26 Years of Service
    3. 2023 Military Pay Chart: Enlisted Members with 28 to 40 Years of Service
  3. Previous Military Pay Raises

Military members may receive a 4.6% pay increase in 2023, according to a defense budget draft.

It’s the largest military pay raise in two years, but it might not be enough to keep up with inflation, which was 8.6% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If passed, military pay increases will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. You’ll get your first increased paycheck on Jan. 13, 2023.

Each year, the government reviews military compensation and proposes an annual cost-of-living adjustment.

The 4.6% pay raise comes on the heels of a 2.7% increase in 2022. Here are the 2022 military pay charts to see how they compare to 2023’s projected pay rates.

You can also see the proposed 2023 drill pay charts here.

When Do Military Members Get Paid? 

Military paydays are on the first and 15th of the month unless it is a holiday or weekend. Paydays that would normally fall on one of those days are paid on the preceding business day. Here are the current military pay schedules:

2023 Pay Scale – Officers, Prior Enlisted Officers, and Warrant Officers

The following pay charts only include base military pay. They do not account for non-taxable allowances such as BAS or BAH.

2023 Military Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers with up to 10 Years of Service

Pay GradeFewer Than TwoTwo or MoreThree or MoreFour or MoreSix or MoreEight or More10 or more  
O-812,170.6312,569.9212,834.5012,908.3113,238.3113,789.7213,918.31
O-710,113.2410,582.7910,800.3310,973.3911,285.9811,595.3711,952.77
O-67,669.138,425.178,978.198,978.199,012.679,398.769,450.00
O-56,393.257,202.157,700.387,794.168,105.808,291.438,700.71
O-45,516.346,385.196,811.886,906.307,301.737,726.168,254.69
O-34,849.885,497.655,933.366,469.956,780.307,120.297,340.09
O-24,190.834,772.535,496.685,682.645,799.305,799.305,799.30
O-13,637.173,786.064,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.92
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay Grade<22346810
O-3E---6,469.956,780.307,120.297,340.09
O-2E---5,682.645,799.305,983.966,295.59
O-1E---4,576.924,887.275,067.735,252.72
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade<22346810
W-45,012.315,391.295,545.995,698.425,960.766,220.196,483.16
W-34,577.564,768.024,963.965,027.785,232.425,635.906,055.83
W-24,050.324,433.504,551.144,632.354,894.675,303.005,505.70
W-13,554.993,938.174,040.664,258.194,515.044,894.045,070.64

2023 Military Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers with 12 to 26 Years of Service

Pay Grade1214161820222426
O-10----17,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.33
O-9----17,201.3017,449.7717,807.4917,841.33
O-814,441.6814,592.5115,043.6915,696.6116,298.2916,700.1616,700.1616,700.16
O-712,308.8812,666.6013,789.7214,737.8514,737.8514,737.8514,737.8514,813.58
O-69,450.009,986.9010,936.3211,493.5312,050.4212,367.5412,688.8413,310.82
O-59,001.729,389.739,983.0310,265.3510,544.7610,861.8710,861.8710,861.87
O-48,665.598,951.129,115.489,210.239,210.239,210.239,210.239,210.23
O-37,701.677,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.52
O-25,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.30
O-14,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.92
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay Grade1214161820222426
O-3E7,701.678,006.868,182.508,420.988,420.988,420.988,420.988,420.98
O-2E6,536.656,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.84
O-1E5,433.835,682.645,682.645,682.645,682.645,682.645,682.645,682.64
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade1214161820222426
W-5----8,912.139,363.959,701.0510,073.27
W-46,877.947,224.397,554.077,824.138,087.438,473.838,791.279,153.50
W-36,253.706,482.846,718.097,142.537,428.397,599.517,781.278,029.42
W-25,704.555,948.056,138.596,310.866,517.336,653.096,760.306,760.30
W-15,318.365,561.785,753.215,929.176,143.166,143.166,143.166,143.16

2023 Military Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers with 28 to 40 Years of Service

Pay Grade28303234363840  
O-1017,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.33
O-917,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.3317,841.33
O-816,700.1717,118.4817,118.4817,545.8117,545.8117,545.8117,545.81
O-714,813.5815,110.0715,110.0715,110.0715,110.0715,110.0715,110.07
O-613,310.8313,576.7013,576.7013,576.7013,576.7013,576.7013,576.70
O-510,861.8810,861.8810,861.8810,861.8810,861.8810,861.8810,861.88
O-49,210.239,210.239,210.239,210.239,210.239,210.239,210.23
O-37,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.527,890.52
O-25,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.305,799.30
O-14,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.924,576.92
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay Grade28303234363840
O-3E8,420.988,420.988,420.988,420.988,420.988,420.988,420.98
O-2E6,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.846,715.84
O-1E5,682.635,682.635,682.635,682.635,682.635,682.635,682.63
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade28303234363840
W-510,073.2710,577.9510,577.9511,106.1611,106.1611,662.4011,662.40
W-49,153.519,336.249,336.249,336.249,336.249,336.249,336.24
W-38,029.428,029.428,029.428,029.428,029.428,029.428,029.42
W-26,760.316,760.316,760.316,760.316,760.316,760.316,760.31
W-16,143.166,143.166,143.166,143.166,143.166,143.166,143.16

General Officer Pay Limits: Basic pay is limited to the rate of basic pay for level II of the executive schedule in effect during the calendar year 2023 for officers at pay grades O-7 through O-10. This includes officers serving as chairman or vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, chief of staff of the Army, chief of naval operations, chief of staff of the Air Force, commandant of the Marine Corps, commandant of the Coast Guard, chief of the National Guard Bureau or commander of a unified or specified combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).

Pay limits for O-6: Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by level V of the executive schedule in effect during calendar year 2023.

Combat zone tax-exclusion pay for officers: The combat zone tax exclusion for O-1 and above is based on the basic pay rate shown in note 3 plus hostile fire or imminent danger pay, which is $225.00 per month (prorated).

Academy cadets and ROTC basic pay: Basic pay rate for academy cadets/midshipmen and ROTC members and applicants is $1,218.

Prior Enlisted Officer Pay Qualifications

Prior enlisted officers may be eligible for a higher pay rate based on time in service and other criteria. The pay scale offers the following note:

*Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least four years and one day of active duty or more than 1,460 points as a warrant and/or enlisted member. See Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations (DoDFMR) for a more-detailed explanation on who is eligible for this special basic pay rate.

2023 Pay Scale: Enlisted Military Members

Here are the pay charts for enlisted members.

2023 Military Pay Chart: Enlisted Members with up to 10 Years of Service

Pay GradeFewer Than TwoTwo or MoreThree or MoreFour or MoreSix or MoreEight or More10 or More
E-9------6,055.50
E-8-----4,957.195,176.34
E-73,445.743,760.923,905.304,095.444,244.664,500.544,644.92
E-62,980.383,279.763,424.793,565.303,711.944,041.944,171.18
E-52,730.292,914.313,055.153,199.203,423.823,658.443,851.48
E-42,503.412,631.672,774.122,914.953,039.033,039.033,039.03
E-32,260.102,402.222,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.89
E-22,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.24
E-1 >4 Mon1,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.53
E-1 <4 Mon1,772.82------

2023 Military Pay Chart: Enlisted Members with 12 to 26 Years of Service

Pay Grade1214161820222426  
E-96,192.796,365.856,568.886,774.827,102.887,381.657,673.638,121.59
E-85,312.025,474.445,651.055,968.816,129.956,404.206,556.636,930.80
E-74,900.485,113.505,258.525,413.225,473.155,674.575,782.546,193.44
E-64,419.974,496.024,551.464,616.234,616.234,616.234,616.234,616.23
E-53,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.69
E-43,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.03
E-32,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.89
E-22,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.24
E-1 > 4 mos1,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.53

2023 Military Pay Chart: Enlisted Members with 28 to 40 Years of Service

Pay Grade28303234363840
E-98,121.598,527.018,527.018,953.708,953.709,402.319,402.31
E-86,930.807,070.027,070.027,070.027,070.027,070.027,070.02
E-76,193.446,193.446,193.446,193.446,193.446,193.446,193.44
E-64,616.234,616.234,616.234,616.234,616.234,616.234,616.23
E-53,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.693,874.69
E-43,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.033,039.03
E-32,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.892,547.89
E-22,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.242,149.24
E-11,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.531,917.53

Previous Military Pay Raises

You can find the military pay charts from previous years here:

YearMilitary Pay Raise PercentageMilitary Pay Tables
20222.70%2022 Military Pay Tables
20213.00% 2021 Military Pay Tables
20203.10%2020 Military Pay Tables
20192.60%2019 Military Pay Tables
20182.40%2018 Military Pay Tables
20172.10%2017 Military Pay Tables
20161.30%2016 Military Pay Tables
20151.00%2015 Military Pay Tables
20141.00%2014 Military Pay Tables
20131.70%2013 Military Pay Tables
20121.60%2012 Military Pay Tables
20111.40%2011 Military Pay Tables
20103.40%2010 Military Pay Tables

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