Pay Charts

Generally, you’ll get paid on the 15th of the first month. If you are claiming any dependents, your first paycheck will contain your base pay as well as your housing allowance. If you are not claiming any dependents, your paycheck will only contain your base pay.
The military prorates your first paycheck. For example, if you receive your first paycheck 30 days after you arrive, you will receive the full rate of the monthly basic pay in that paycheck. If, however, you receive your first paycheck two weeks after arrival, it will contain half of your monthly base pay, and half of your monthly housing allowance for those with dependents. Taxes and other deductions such as deductions for non-issue items will be taken out.

The charts below represents the typical monthly base pay for Air Force personnel. The left side of the chart represents your rank or pay grade. The top of the chart represents the number of years on active duty.

Your salary will be based on your time in the Air Force, marital status, where you live and your rank. Enlisted personnel enter the Air Force as rank E-1 and are promoted through the ranks as E-2, E-3, etc, while officers enter at O-1 and work their way up as O-2, O-3, etc.

Enlisted Pay Scale:

Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16Over 18
E-11,399.50
E-21,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.70
E-31,649.701,753.501,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.70
E-41,827.601,920.902,025.002,127.602,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.50
E-51,993.502,127.002,229.602,334.902,499.002,670.902,811.002,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.40
E-62,175.602,394.002,499.602,602.202,709.302,950.803,044.703,226.203,282.003,322.503,369.90
E-72,515.502,745.602,850.602,990.103,098.703,285.303,390.303,577.503,732.603,838.503,951.30
E-83,618.603,778.803,877.803,996.604,125.004,357.20
E94,420.504,520.704,646.704,795.504,944.90

Pay GradeOver 20Over 22Over 24Over 26Over 28Over 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
E-1
E-21,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.701,568.70
E-31,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.701,859.70
E-42,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.502,218.50
E-52,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.402,828.40
E-63,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.903,369.90
E-73,995.404,142.104,221.004,521.004,521.004,521.004,521.004,521.004,521.004,521.004,521.00
E-84,474.804,674.904,785.905,059.505,059.505,160.905,160.905,160.905,160.905,160.905,160.90
E-95,185.205,388.005,601.905,928.305,928.306,224.706,224.706,536.106,536.106,863.106,863.10

Officer Pay Scale:

Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16Over 18
O-12,655.302,763.603,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.50
O-23,058.803,483.904,012.504,148.104,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.30
O-33,540.304,013.404,332.004,722.904,948.805,197.205,358.005,622.305,759.705,759.705,759.70
O-44,026.904,661.404,972.205,041.805,330.405,640.006,025.206,325.506,534.306,654.006,723.30
O-54,666.805,257.205,621.405,689.805,916.606,052.806,351.606,570.606,853.807,287.307,493.40
O-65,598.306,150.306,553.806,553.806,578.706,860.706,897.906,897.907,290.007,983.308,390.10
O-77,553.107,904.108,066.408,195.408,429.108,660.108,926.809,192.909,460.2010,299.0011,007.30
O-89,090.009,387.609,585.309,640.509,887.1010,299.0010,395.0010,786.2010,898.1011,235.3011,722.50
O-9
O-10

Pay GradeOver 20Over 22Over 24Over 26Over 28Over 30Over 32Over 34Over 36Over 38Over 40
O-13,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.503,340.50
O-24,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.304,233.30
O-35,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.705,759.70
O-46,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.306,723.30
O-57,697.407,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.707,928.70
O-68,796.609,027.909,262.209,716.709,716.709,910.809,910.809,910.809,910.809,910.809,910.80
O-711,007.3011,007.3011,007.3011,063.1011,063.1011,284.5011,284.5011,284.5011,284.5011,284.5011,284.50
O-812,172.2012,472.5012,472.5012,472.5012,472.5012,784.5012,784.5013,104.3013,104.3013,104.3013,104.30
O-912,846.9013,032.0013,299.3013,765.8013,765.8014,454.6014,454.6015,177.3015,177.3015,936.0015,936.00
O-1014,688.6014,760.3015,067.2015,602.1015,602.1016,382.1016,382.1017,201.1017,201.1018,061.2018,061.20