Basic Pay

Army Reserve: Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Summary:

Basic Pay is the base salary for a Soldier on active duty and counts for part of total military income. Basic Pay is electronically distributed on the 1st and 15th of every month, similar to many civilian jobs. Basic Pay for a Soldier depends on length of service as well as rank (most enlisted Soldiers enter the Army as a private).

Eligibility:

Army Reserve officers and enlisted Soldiers are eligible for Basic Pay while on federal active duty. When not on active duty, Army Reserve Soldiers are eligible for Drill Pay.

Benefit Highlights:

The 2016 basic pay tables reflect a 1% raise. Monthly Basic Pay rates for officers and enlisted Soldiers are shown on the Department of Defense Military Pay Tables.

2016 Basic Enlisted Military Pay Chart

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Less than 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

E-7

2816.10

3073.50

3191.40

3347.10

3468.90

E-6

2435.70

2680.20

2798.40

2913.60

3033.60

E-5

2231.40

2381.40

2496.60

2614.20

2798.40

E-4

2046.00

2150.40

2267.10

2382.00

2483.40

E-3

1847.10

1963.20

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

E-2

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

E-1

1566.90

 

 

 

 

E-1 Less than
4 months

1449.00

 

 

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

E-9

4948.80

5060.70

5202.30

5368.20

E-8

4050.90

4230.00

4341.00

4473.90

4618.20

E-7

3678.00

3795.60

4004.70

4178.70

4297.50

E-6

3303.30

3408.60

3612.30

3674.40

3719.70

E-5

2989.80

3147.60

3166.20

3166.20

3166.20

E-4

2483.40

2483.40

2483.40

2483.40

2483.40

E-3

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

E-2

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

 

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

E-9

5536.20

5804.70

6032.10

6270.90

6636.90

E-8

4878.00

5009.40

5233.80

5358.00

5664.00

E-7

4423.80

4472.70

4637.10

4725.30

5061.30

E-6

3772.50

3772.50

3772.50

3772.50

3772.50

E-5

3166.20

3166.20

3166.20

3166.20

3166.20

E-4

2483.40

2483.40

2483.40

2483.40

2483.40

E-3

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

2082.00

E-2

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

1756.50

 

2016 Basic Officer Military Pay Chart

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

O-8

9946.20

10272.00

10488.30

10548.60

10818.60

O-7

8264.40

8648.40

8826.00

8967.30

9222.90

O-6

6267.00

6885.30

7337.10

7337.10

7365.00

O-5

5224.50

5885.70

6292.80

6369.60

6624.00

O-4

4507.80

5218.20

5566.50

5643.90

5967.00

O-3

3963.60

4492.80

4849.20

5287.20

5540.70

O-2

3424.50

3900.30

4491.90

4643.70

4739.40

O-1

2972.40

3093.90

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

O-3E

5287.20

5540.70

O-2E

4643.70

4739.40

O-1E

3740.10

3993.60

Warrant Officers

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

W-4

4095.90

4406.10

4532.40

4656.90

4871.10

W-3

3740.40

3896.40

4056.30

4108.80

4276.20

W-2

3309.90

3622.80

3719.40

3785.40

4000.20

W-1

2905.50

3218.10

3302.10

3479.70

3690.00

 

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

O-8

11269.20

11373.90

11802.00

11924.70

12293.40

O-7

9475.80

9767.70

10059.00

10351.20

11269.20

O-6

7680.90

7722.30

7722.30

8161.20

8937.00

O-5

6776.10

7110.30

7356.00

7673.10

8158.50

O-4

6313.80

6745.80

7081.50

7314.90

7449.30

O-3

5818.80

5998.20

6293.70

6448.20

6448.22

O-2

4739.40

4739.40

4739.40

4739.40

4739.40

O-1

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

O-3E

5818.80

5998.20

6293.70

6543.30

6686.70

O-2E

4890.30

5145.00

5341.80

5488.50

5488.50

O-1E

4141.50

4292.40

4440.60

4643.70

4643.70

Warrant Officers

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

W-4

5083.20

5298.00

5620.80

5904.00

6173.40

W-3

4605.90

4949.10

5110.80

5297.70

5490.30

W-2

4333.80

4499.10

4661.70

4860.90

5016.30

W-1

3999.60

4144.20

4346.10

4545.00

4701.60

Officer Pay continued

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

O-10
See Note 1

16072.20

16150.50

16486.80

17071.50

O-9

14056.80

14259.90

14552.10

15062.40

O-8

12827.10

13319.10

13647.30

13647.30

13647.30

O-7

12043.80

12043.80

12043.80

12043.80

12105.60

O-6
See Note 2

9392.70

9847.80

10106.70

10369.20

10877.70

O-5

8388.90

8617.20

8876.40

8876.40

8876.40

O-4

7526.70

7526.70

7526.70

7526.70

7526.70

O-3

6448.20

6448.20

6448.20

6448.20

6448.20

O-2

4739.40

4739.40

4739.40

4739.40

4739.40

O-1

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

3740.10

Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

O-3E

6881.40

6881.40

6881.40

6881.40

6881.40

O-2E

5448.50

5448.50

5448.50

5448.50

5448.50

O-1E

4643.70

4643.70

4643.70

4643.70

4643.70

Warrant Officers

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

W-5

7283.10

7652.40

7927.50

8232.30

W-4

6393.90

6608.70

6924.60

7184.10

7480.20

W-3

5836.50

6070.50

6210.30

6359.10

6861.60

W-2

5157.30

5325.90

5436.60

5524.50

5524.50

W-1

4845.30

5020.50

5020.50

5020.50

5020.50

 

Pay Grade

 

Years of Service

 

 

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

O-10

17071.50

17925.30

17925.30

18821.10

18821.10

19762.50

17962.50

O-9

15062.40

15816.00

15816.00

16606.80

16606.80

17436.90

17436.90

O-8

13647.30

13989.00

14338.50

14338.50

14338.50

14338.50

14338.50

O-7

12105.60

12347.70

12347.70

12347.70

12347.70

12347.70

12347.70

O-6

10877.70

11094.90

11094.90

11094.90

11094.90

11094.90

11094.90

Pay Grade

 

Years of Service

 

 

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

W-5

8232.30

8644.50

8644.50

9076.20

9076.20

9530.70

9530.70

W-4

7480.20

7629.60

7629.60

7629.60

7629.60

7629.60

7629.60

NOTE 1. Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule. Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule.

NOTE 2. Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least four years & one day of active duty or more than 1460 points as a warrant and/or enlisted member. See DoDFMR for more detailed explanation on who is eligible for this special basic pay rate.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the Military Members webpage maintained by Defense Finance and Accounting Services: http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers.html

or the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations:
http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume_07a.pdf

2016 Military Pay Charts:
http://www.dfas.mil/dam/jcr:d6bc7157-9d22-4a89-87ec-28eadb394a51/2016MilitaryPayChart_v1.pdf

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation website:
http://militarypay.defense.gov/

Document Review Date: 1 January 2016