Read below to find out about pay rates, different types of pay, allowances and more that financial benefits offered for the United States Military.
2012 Basic Pay Rates
The pay charts reflect a pay raise of 1.6% and show MONTHLY pay for Enlisted servicemembers in the Military.
With basic pay and 70 types of special pays and allowances, military pay is customized to your situation.
Tuition Top-Up Program
The Top-up program allows funds from the GI Bill
to be used for tuition and fees for high-cost courses that are not fully covered by TA funds.
In addition to the basic pay benefits and allowances, you may receive special and incentive pay depending on your career field or location. We've included the major special pay benefits in this section.
In addition to basic pay elements, a special, incentive, or critical skills pay is given to qualified personnel who possess specific or unique skills, or ones at a critical shortage.
Hardship Duty Pay (Enlisted)
HDP shall be paid to members for performing a designated hardship mission, when assigned to a designated location and/or, when serving on a designated involuntary extension of duty.
Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
Servicemembers that meet the requirements for more than one type of hazardous duty pay during the same period are entitled to receive a maximum of two types of hazardous duty pay.
Special Duty Assignment Pay
If you are an enlisted member who is entitled to basic pay and are performing duties which have been designated as extremely difficult or involving an unusual degree of responsibility in a military skill, you may be paid special duty assignment pay.
Allowances are the second most important element of military pay. Allowances are moneys provided for specific needs, such as food or housing.
Read Below to find out more about YOUR allowances.
Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is a program of post-separation insurance which allows Servicemembers to convert their SGLI coverage to renewable term insurance.
The Department of Defense provides excellent and affordable health care for members of all U.S. Military branches.