The proposed 2012 Military Pay Chart reflects a 1.6% increase over 2011. Please keep in mind that as of this posting, this is just a proposed increase and is not yet law. Military pay is generally included in the Defense Authorization Act for the respective year (2012).
Use this Military Pay Chart by utilizing the following guidelines:
- Find the appropriate pay grade on the leftmost column. E = Enlisted O = Commissioned Officer W = Warrant Officer. The (E) means a prior enlisted officer who served at least four consecutive years on active duty.
- Follow the pay grade row horizontally to line up with the appropriate time in service (years). For over 20 years of service, use the second chart on the bottom.