2018 Military Pay Charts

The 2018 military pay charts are official with a 2.4% pay increase as approved by President Trump on December 12, 2017.

Pay increases will be effective on January 1, 2018 and be reflected on the first paychecks that go out on January 12, 2018.

Next Steps:

  • President Trump signed the NDAA into law on 12/2/2017. The 2017 version was signed into law on Dec. 23, 2016.

The 2.4% pay increase is in line with private sector wage growth.

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADE 2 OR LESS OVER 2 OVER 3 OVER 4 OVER 6 OVER 8
O-10 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $-
O-9 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $-
O-8 (*1) $10,399 $10,739 $10,966 $11,028 $11,311 $11,782
O-7 (*1) $8,641 $9,042 $9,228 $9,375 $9,643 $9,907
O-6 (*2) $6,552 $7,199 $7,671 $7,671 $7,700 $8,031
O-5 $5,462 $6,154 $6,579 $6,659 $6,926 $7,084
O-4 $4,713 $5,456 $5,820 $5,901 $6,239 $6,601
O-3 $4,144 $4,697 $5,070 $5,528 $5,793 $6,083
O-2 $3,580 $4,078 $4,696 $4,855 $4,955 $4,955
O-1 $3,108 $3,235 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910
O-3 (*3) $- $- $- $5,528 $5,793 $6,083
O-2 (*3) $- $- $- $4,855 $4,955 $5,113
O-1 (*3) $- $- $- $3,910 $4,175 $4,330
W-5 $- $- $- $- $- $-
W-4 $4,282 $4,606 $4,739 $4,869 $5,093 $5,315
W-3 $3,911 $4,074 $4,241 $4,296 $4,471 $4,815
W-2 $3,461 $3,788 $3,889 $3,958 $4,182 $4,531
W-1 $3,038 $3,364 $3,452 $3,638 $3,858 $4,182
E-9 (*4) $- $- $- $- $- $-
E-8 $- $- $- $- $- $4,235
E-7 $2,944 $3,213 $3,336 $3,499 $3,627 $3,845
E-6 $2,546 $2,802 $2,926 $3,046 $3,172 $3,454
E-5 $2,333 $2,490 $2,610 $2,733 $2,925 $3,126
E-4 $2,139 $2,248 $2,370 $2,490 $2,596 $2,596
E-3 $1,931 $2,052 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177
E-2 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836
E-1 > 4 mos $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638
E-1 < 4 mos $1,514 $- $- $- $- $-

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADE OVER 10 OVER 12 OVER 14 OVER 16 OVER 18 OVER 20
O-10 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $15,800
O-9 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $14,696
O-8 (*1) $11,891 $12,339 $12,467 $12,853 $13,411 $13,925
O-7 (*1) $10,212 $10,517 $10,822 $11,782 $12,592 $12,592
O-6 (*2) $8,074 $8,074 $8,532 $9,344 $9,820 $10,296
O-5 $7,434 $7,691 $8,022 $8,530 $8,771 $9,009
O-4 $7,053 $7,404 $7,648 $7,788 $7,869 $7,869
O-3 $6,271 $6,580 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742
O-2 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955
O-1 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910
O-3 (*3) $6,271 $6,580 $6,841 $6,991 $7,195 $7,195
O-2 (*3) $5,379 $5,585 $5,738 $5,738 $5,738 $5,738
O-1 (*3) $4,488 $4,643 $4,855 $4,855 $4,855 $4,855
W-5 $- $- $- $- $- $7,615
W-4 $5,539 $5,876 $6,173 $6,454 $6,685 $6,910
W-3 $5,174 $5,343 $5,539 $5,740 $6,102 $6,347
W-2 $4,704 $4,874 $5,082 $5,245 $5,392 $5,568
W-1 $4,333 $4,544 $4,752 $4,916 $5,066 $5,249
E-9 (*4) $5,174 $5,291 $5,439 $5,613 $5,788 $6,069
E-8 $4,422 $4,539 $4,677 $4,828 $5,100 $5,237
E-7 $3,968 $4,187 $4,369 $4,493 $4,625 $4,676
E-6 $3,564 $3,777 $3,842 $3,889 $3,944 $3,944
E-5 $3,291 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310
E-4 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596
E-3 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177
E-2 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836
E-1 > 4 mos $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638
E-1 < 4 mos $- $- $- $- $- $-

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADE OVER 22 OVER 24 OVER 26 OVER 28 OVER 30 OVER 32
O-10 (*1) $15,800 $15,800 $15,800 $15,800 $15,800 $15,800
O-9 (*1) $14,909 $15,214 $15,748 $15,748 $15,800 $15,800
O-8 (*1) $14,268 $14,268 $14,268 $14,268 $14,625 $14,625
O-7 (*1) $12,592 $12,592 $12,656 $12,656 $12,909 $12,909
O-6 (*2) $10,566 $10,841 $11,373 $11,373 $11,600 $11,600
O-5 $9,280 $9,280 $9,280 $9,280 $9,280 $9,280
O-4 $7,869 $7,869 $7,869 $7,869 $7,869 $7,869
O-3 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742
O-2 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955
O-1 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910
O-3 (*3) $7,195 $7,195 $7,195 $7,195 $7,195 $7,195
O-2 (*3) $5,738 $5,738 $5,738 $5,738 $5,738 $5,738
O-1 (*3) $4,855 $4,855 $4,855 $4,855 $4,855 $4,855
W-5 $8,001 $8,288 $8,607 $8,607 $9,038 $9,038
W-4 $7,240 $7,511 $7,821 $7,821 $7,977 $7,977
W-3 $6,493 $6,648 $6,860 $6,860 $6,860 $6,860
W-2 $5,684 $5,776 $5,776 $5,776 $5,776 $5,776
W-1 $5,249 $5,249 $5,249 $5,249 $5,249 $5,249
E-9 (*4) $6,307 $6,556 $6,939 $6,939 $7,286 $7,286
E-8 $5,472 $5,602 $5,922 $5,922 $6,040 $6,040
E-7 $4,848 $4,940 $5,292 $5,292 $5,292 $5,292
E-6 $3,944 $3,944 $3,944 $3,944 $3,944 $3,944
E-5 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310
E-4 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596
E-3 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177
E-2 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836
E-1 > 4 mos $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638
E-1 < 4 mos $- $- $- $- $- $-

 

2018 Military Pay Scale

GRADE OVER 34 OVER 36 OVER 38 OVER 40
O-10 (*1) $15,800 $15,800 $15,800 $15,800
O-9 (*1) $15,800 $15,800 $15,800 $15,800
O-8 (*1) $14,991 $14,991 $14,991 $14,991
O-7 (*1) $12,909 $12,909 $12,909 $12,909
O-6 (*2) $11,600 $11,600 $11,600 $11,600
O-5 $9,280 $9,280 $9,280 $9,280
O-4 $7,869 $7,869 $7,869 $7,869
O-3 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742 $6,742
O-2 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955 $4,955
O-1 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910 $3,910
O-3 (*3) $7,195 $7,195 $7,195 $7,195
O-2 (*3) $5,738 $5,738 $5,738 $5,738
O-1 (*3) $4,855 $4,855 $4,855 $4,855
W-5 $9,489 $9,489 $9,964 $9,964
W-4 $7,977 $7,977 $7,977 $7,977
W-3 $6,860 $6,860 $6,860 $6,860
W-2 $5,776 $5,776 $5,776 $5,776
W-1 $5,249 $5,249 $5,249 $5,249
E-9 (*4) $7,650 $7,650 $8,033 $8,033
E-8 $6,040 $6,040 $6,040 $6,040
E-7 $5,292 $5,292 $5,292 $5,292
E-6 $3,944 $3,944 $3,944 $3,944
E-5 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310 $3,310
E-4 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596 $2,596
E-3 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177 $2,177
E-2 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836
E-1 > 4 mos $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638
E-1 < 4 mos $- $- $- $-

Notes:
1. Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2018 which is: $15,800.10. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), 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)).
2. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2018 which is: $12,816.60.
3. For the Sergeant Major of the Army Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, or Senior Enlisted Advisor
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau basic pay is: $8,361.00.
4. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on the basic pay rate shown in note 3 plus Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay which is $225.00.
5. Basic pay rate for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is: $1,087.80.

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