Army Salaries and Pay Scale

Your income in the US Army and the US military is a combination of Basic Pay, plus Allowances, plus Incentives depending on your military specialty. Members of the US Army Reserves and other military reserves receive Drill pay. The following pages contain sections for Basic Pay, individual Allowances, Special Incentive pay and Drill Pay.

  • Your Basic Pay depends on your rank and how long you have been in the military. The amounts shown represent your pay each month.
  • The amount for Allowances will depend on where you are stationed, your family status, and other individual factors. The amount show is the amount added to your pay each month.
  • What Incentive pays you receive will depend on your military specialty and the conditions you are working under (hazardous duty, in combat, at sea, etc.) It shows the additional amount you receive each month.
  • Drill Pay applies for members of the reserves

Look in each section for the pay tables that apply for you.

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The information contained herein was obtained from the US Government Defense Finance and Accounting Service and is freely available. While we attempt to keep the information current, we can NOT guarantee the information will be either current or correct and should be used only as a guideline for US Army pay. Use this information at your own risk.

If you are considering enlisting we strongly advise you to ask your local US Army Recruitment office for details. If you are already in the US Army or other US military service, you should check with your post Finance and Accounting office for more complete information, especially qualification requirements for the various incentives and special pay. If you are away from your post and have specific questions about your pay, you can ask the Defense Accounting and Finance Service at https://corpweb1.dfas.mil/askDFAS/askMilPay.jsp