On January 1st, 2022, the government increased military pay by 2.7%.
This pay raise benefits everyone in the military. But, exactly how much does each military member get?
In this guide, we’ll answer that in detail while giving you resources for learning more.
Military Pay in 2022
The 2.7% military pay raise applies to all branches of the military. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the marine corps, army, air force, navy, coast guard, or space force, you’ll receive the same 2.7% raise.
To be clear, the figures below show basic military pay in 2022. They don’t include non-taxable allowances such as Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Those also rise in 2022, but by a different amount.
With that in mind, differences in basic pay depend solely on rank and years of service. In general, the higher the rank and years of service, the higher the basic pay.
Below are military salary ranges for officers, prior-enlisted officers, warrant officers, and enlisted members.
On the junior end, basic military pay for O-1 Officers ranges from $3,477.22 for fewer than 2 years of service to $4,375.64 for up to 40+ years of service. Additionally, O-1 Officers may earn $145.85 extra per drill.
Basic military pay for O-8 Officers ranges from $11,635.40 for fewer than 2 years of service to $16774.20 for 40+ years of service.
O-7 Officers from 28 years of service to over 40 years of service get $14,112.83. Additionally, O-7 Officers may earn $470.43 per drill.
Prior Enlisted Officers
On the junior end, basic military pay for O-1E Prior Enlisted Officers ranges from $4,375.64 for 4 years of service to $5,432.73 for up to 40 years or more of service. Furthermore, they may earn $181.09 per drill.
Basic military pay for O-3E Prior Enlisted Officers ranges from $6,185.42 for 4 years of service to $8,050.65 for 40+ years of service. O-3E Officers may earn an additional $268.36 per drill.
On the junior end, basic military pay for W-1 Warrant Officers ranges from $3,398.65 for fewer than 2 years of service to $5,873 for 40+ years of service. W-1 Warrant Officers may also earn an additional $195.77 per drill.
Basic military pay for W-4 Warrant Officers ranges from $4,791.88 for fewer than 2 years of service to $8,925.66 for 40+ years of service. W-4 Warrant Officers may earn $297.52 extra per drill.
Basic pay for W-5 Warrant Officers with 20 years of service is $8,520.20. That rises to $9,630.28 for 26 years of service and $11,149.52 for 40+ years of service. Furthermore, W-5 Warrant Officers may earn an extra $371.65 per drill.
Starting on the junior end, basic military pay for E-1 Enlisted Members is $1,694.86 for fewer than 4 months of service. After 4 months, E-1 military pay raises to $1,833.20 for fewer than 2 years all the way up to 40+ years of service.
Basic military pay for E-9 Enlisted Members ranges from $5,789.20 for 10 years or more to $8,988.82 for 40 years or more.
Military Pay in 2022 Answered
The 2022 rise in military pay is great news for service members everywhere — especially when you take into account the rises in BAS, BAH, and other allowances.
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