2013 Military Pay Chart – Officers, Enlisted, and Warrant Officers

2013 Military Pay Chart updated: The US government has finalized the 2013 military budgets, which included a 1.7% cost of living pay raise across the board. These increases took effect January 1, 2013 for each branch of service, including the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and National Guard / Reserves. Due to space constraints, we rounded each number to the nearest dollar. Please use the following military pay charts as a reference for your expected pay and benefits, or visit the official DFAS page for more information.

2013 Enlisted Military Pay Chart

military pay chartEnlisted members generally start off in the ranks of E-1 through E-3, depending upon the contract they signed when they joined the military. It is possible to gain advanced promotions through E-6, depending upon your military specialty and the contract you signed when you joined. There are a few specific pay scales for certain enlisted members, including the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or Coast Guard, Chief Master Sergeant of the AF, Sergeant Major of the Army or Marine Corps or Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS. For these members, the basic pay is $7,489.80 per month.

The basic pay rate for Academy Cadets/Midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $974.40 per month.

Pay Grade 2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
E-9 $4,789 $4,897 $5,034 $5,195
E-8 $3,920 $4,094 $4,201 $4,330 $4,469
E-7 $2,725 $2,974 $3,088 $3,239 $3,357 $3,559 $3,673 $3,876 $4,044 $4,158
E-6 $2,357 $2,594 $2,708 $2,819 $2,935 $3,197 $3,299 $3,495 $3,555 $3,600
E-5 $2,160 $2,304 $2,416 $2,530 $2,707 $2,894 $3,046 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064
E-4 $1,980 $2,081 $2,194 $2,305 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403
E-3 $1,787 $1,900 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015
E-2 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700
E-1 $1,516
Pay Grade Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38
E-9 $5,357 $5,617 $5,837 $6,069 $6,423 $6,423 $6,743 $6,743 $7,081 $7,081 $7,435
E-8 $4,720 $4,848 $5,065 $5,185 $5,481 $5,481 $5,591 $5,591 $5,591 $5,591 $5,591
E-7 $4,281 $4,329 $4,487 $4,573 $4,898 $4,898 $4,898 $4,898 $4,898 $4,898 $4,898
E-6 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651 $3,651
E-5 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064 $3,064
E-4 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403 $2,403
E-3 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015 $2,015
E-2 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700

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2013 Warrant Officer Pay Scale

Most Warrant Officers are prior enlisted members and will have time in service when they become a Warrant Officer. Their pay will reflect the number of years served when they achieve the rank of Warrant Officer.

Pay Grade 2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W-4 $3,964 $4,264 $4,386 $4,507 $4,714 $4,919 $5,126 $5,440 $5,714 $5,974
W-3 $3,619 $3,770 $3,925 $3,976 $4,138 $4,457 $4,789 $4,945 $5,126 $5,313
W-2 $3,203 $3,506 $3,599 $3,663 $3,871 $4,194 $4,354 $4,511 $4,704 $4,854
W-1 $2,812 $3,114 $3,195 $3,367 $3,571 $3,870 $4,011 $4,206 $4,398 $4,550
Pay Grade Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38
W-5 $7,048 $7,405 $7,672 $7,967 $7,967 $8,365 $8,365 $8,783 $8,783 $9,223
W-4 $6,188 $6,396 $6,701 $6,952 $7,239 $7,239 $7,383 $7,383 $7,383 $7,383 $7,383
W-3 $5,648 $5,874 $6,010 $6,154 $6,349 $6,349 $6,349 $6,349 $6,349 $6,349 $6,349
W-2 $4,991 $5,154 $5,261 $5,346 $5,346 $5,346 $5,346 $5,346 $5,346 $5,346 $5,346
W-1 $4,689 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858 $4,858

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2013 Officer Pay Table

Most officers join the military in the ranks of O-1 through O-3, depending on their contract and experience. Some officers, particularly those with prior civilian experience in the medical field may join at a higher rank, or may receive advanced promotions, depending on their skills, civilian experience, and the contract they signed.

There are caps to how much General Officers can earn. 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. These caps are removed when the service member retires.

Pay Grade 2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
O-8 $9,848 $10,170 $10,384 $10,444 $10,711 $11,157 $11,262 $11,685 $11,807 $12,172
O-7 $8,183 $8,563 $8,739 $8,878 $9,132 $9,382 $9,671 $9,959 $10,249 $11,157
O-6 $6,065 $6,663 $7,100 $7,100 $7,127 $7,433 $7,473 $7,473 $7,898 $8,649
O-5 $5,056 $5,696 $6,090 $6,164 $6,410 $6,557 $6,881 $7,118 $7,425 $7,895
O-4 $4,362 $5,050 $5,387 $5,462 $5,775 $6,110 $6,528 $6,853 $7,079 $7,209
O-3 $3,835 $4,348 $4,693 $5,117 $5,361 $5,631 $5,805 $6,091 $6,240 $6,240
O-2 $3,314 $3,774 $4,347 $4,494 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586
O-1 $2,877 $2,994 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619
Pay Grade Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38
O-10 $15,913 $15,991 $16,323 $16,903 $16,903 $17,748 $17,748 $18,635 $18,635 $19,567
O-9 $13,918 $14,118 $14,408 $14,913 $14,913 $15,659 $15,659 $16,442 $16,442 $17,264
O-8 $12,700 $13,187 $13,512 $13,512 $13,512 $13,512 $13,850 $13,850 $14,197 $14,197 $14,197
O-7 $11,925 $11,925 $11,925 $11,925 $11,985 $11,985 $12,225 $12,225 $12,225 $12,225 $12,225
O-6 $9,090 $9,530 $9,781 $10,034 $10,527 $10,527 $10,737 $10,737 $10,737 $10,737 $10,737
O-5 $8,118 $8,339 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590 $8,590
O-4 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284 $7,284
O-3 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240 $6,240
O-2 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586 $4,586
O-1 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619

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2013 Prior Enlisted Officer Pay Chart

Prior enlisted officers may receive higher pay based on their time in service and other criteria. The pay is primarily based on their time in service, but they may also earn slightly higher BAH and other benefits. In general, this pay rate is available to officers in the ranks of O-1 through O-3 who served at least 4 years on active duty as an enlisted member or Warrant Officer (or who earned 1,460 points in the Guard or Reserves). The Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations (DoDFMR) provides more details regarding who is eligible the prior enlisted officer basic pay rate.

Pay Grade 2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
O-3E $5,117 $5,361 $5,631 $5,805 $6,091 $6,332 $6,471
O-2E $4,494 $4,586 $4,732 $4,979 $5,169 $5,311 $5,311
O-1E $3,619 $3,865 $4,008 $4,154 $4,297 $4,494 $4,494
Pay Grade Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38
O-3E $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659 $6,659
O-2E $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311 $5,311
O-1E $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494 $4,494

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