Military Pay Chart 2021

The military pay chart 2021 will be announced in the upcoming months when the U.S. Armed Forces FY 2021 budget is determined. In the meantime, we can only guess the next year’s military pay chart based on the proposed pay raise.

For FY 2021, the White House proposed a 3.0% pay raise. If this were to be passed, it will be the first time in over 10 years the military pay raise is 3.0% and over in more than one year. For 2020, the military pay raise was set to be 3.1%.

See the current (2020) military pay chart.

If the Congress passes the military budget the White House proposed, the military pay chart in 2021 will look like this:

Grade2 years or less2 years+3 years+4 years+6 years+8 years+
E-1 <4 months$1.650
E-1 >4 months$1,784$1,784$1,784$1,784$1,784$1,784
E-2$1,943$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001
E-3$2,104$2,236$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372
E-4$2,263$2,449$2,582$2,714$2,829$2,829
E-5$2,542$2,713$2,843$2,977$3,187$3,187
E-6$2,774$3,052$3,187$3,318$3,455$3,661
E-7$3,207$3,500$3,635$3,812$3,951$3,951
Grade2 years or less2 years+3 years+4 years+6 years+8 years+
W-1$3.309$3.665$3.761$3.963$4.203$4.555
W-2$3.770$4.127$4.236$4.312$4.556$4.936
W-3$4.261$4.438$4.620$4.680$4.870$5.246
W-4$4.665$5.019$5.162$5.304$5.548$5.790
Grade2 years or less2 years+3 years+4 years+6 years+8 years+10 years+
O-1$3,385$3,524$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260
O-2$3,901$5,398
O-3$4,514$5,271$5,688$6,022$6,311$6.628$6,833
O-4$5,134$5,944$6,340$6,429$6,796$7.192$7,683
O-5$5,951$6,704$7,167$7,255$7,545$7.718$8,099
O-6$7,138$7,843$8,357$8,357$8,389$8.749$8,797
O-7$9,414$9,851$10,053$10,214$10,506$10,794$11.,27
O-8$11,330$12,956
Grade12 years+14 years+16 years+18 years+20 years+22 years+
O-1$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260
O-2$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398
O-3$7,169$7,344$7,344$7,344$7,344$7,344
O-4$8,066$8,332$8,485$8,573$8,573$8,573
O-5$8,379$8,740$9,293$9,556$9,815$10,111
O-6$8,797$9,296$10,180$10,699$11,217$11,512
O-7$11,458$11,791$12,836$13,719$13,719$13,719
O-8$13,443$13,583$14,003$14,611$15,171$15,545
O-9$16,012$16,244
O-10$16,935$16,935

The above pay chart is based on the 3.0% proposed pay raise. Until the FY 2021 military budget is announced for certain, the tables will remain as uncertain. If the pay raise were to be different than 3.0%, we will let you know. Until then, this is how the military pay raise in 2021 is most likely to look like.

Military Pay Raise by Year

  • 2020: 3.0%
  • 2019: 2.6%
  • 2018: 2.4%
  • 2017: 2.1%
  • 2016: 1.3%
  • 2015: 1.0%
  • 2014: 1.0%
  • 2013: 1.0%
  • 2012: 1.6%
  • 2011: 1.4%
  • 2010: 3.4%
  • 2009: 3.9%
  • 2008: 3.5%

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