Basic Pay is the fundamental component of military pay. All members receive it and typically it is the largest component of a member’s pay. A member’s grade (usually the same as rank) and years of service determines the amount of basic pay received.
Active duty servicemembers are paid twice per month, on the 1st and the 15th of each month. The charts below show MONTHLY pay, therefore, you would receive 1/2 of this on each payday.
The FY2005 Military Authorization Act, and the FY2005 Military Appropriations Act, are now law. President Bush signed the Act into law on October 28, 2004. To see the new pay table, select one of the following:
Active Duty – FY 2005 (effective January 1, 2005)
Active Duty – FY 2004 (effective January 1, 2004)
Reserve Drill – FY 2004 (effective January 1, 2004)