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Pay (Basic & Drill)

The 2017 Military Pay Table is online! The updated pay rates are effective Jan. 1, 2017. Older pay tables are also available if needed.


  • BAH/Housing Allowances:
  • Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and government meal rates.:

    Here are the 2017 BAS and meal rates (unchanged from 2016):

    1. Officers: $253.63
    2. Enlisted: $368.29
    3. Enlisted Daily Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) deduction: $11.85 per day. Note: Click here to learn more about BAS and payment for government provided mealsfile on pdf format.

      2017 Food Service Meal Rates (Ref: ALCGFINANCE 048/16):

      Meal CG Standard
      Meal Rate
      Meal Rate
      Breakfast 2.55 4.10
      Lunch 4.65 7.70
      Dinner 4.65 7.70
      Midnight rations 2.55 4.10
    4. Reserve IDT Subsistence Allowance:
      1. Breakfast -$2.55
      2. Lunch - $4.65
      3. Dinner - $4.65
    5. Cadet COMRATS. The subsistence allowance is applicable when in a leave or temporary duty status, and is equal to the daily rate for an enlisted member receiving Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS). Effective 1 January 2017, the daily rate is $12.25. 
  • Clothing and Uniform Allowances
  • Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
    • Overseas Cost of Living Allowances (OUTCONUS COLA): The Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (OUTCONUS COLA) is a non-taxable allowance designed to offset the higher overseas prices of non-housing goods and services. It affects approximately 250,000 Service members at 600 locations overseas, including Alaska and Hawaii. Approximately $2 billion is paid in Overseas Cost of Living Allowances annually.

      To calculate the amount of Overseas COLA that will be paid for a specific location by rank and number of years of service visit the Overseas COLA Calculator.

      NewPPC Procedures & Development (P&D) OUTCONUS Cost of Living Allowance Presentation. Watch this four minute video presentation to learn about OUTCONUS COLA. We' explain how OUTCONUS COLA is calculated, how you can determine the amount you'll be paid, answer some frequently asked questions, and discuss dependent changes that you must report to your command.

    • CONUS Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): CONUS COLA compensates for a portion of excess non-housing costs incurred by uniformed Service members in CONUS locations, where non-housing costs are at least 8 percent above the CONUS average. CONUS COLA varies by pay grade, years of service (YOS), and whether or not the member has dependents. An average E-6, with dependents and 10 years of service, receives $37 per month for each COLA index point. Index points currently range from one to fourteen.

      To calculate the amount of CONUS COLA that will be paid for a specific location by rank and number of years of service visit the CONUS COLA Calculator . Also, here is a list of locations for 2017 eligible for CONUS COLA.


  • Family Separation Allowance (FSA). Effective October 1, 2002, FSA is payable in a monthly amount of $250.

Special Pay

Incentive Pay

  • Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP)
    Monthly ACIP Rates
    Years of Aviation Service (including flight training) as an Officer
    2 or less $125
    Over 2 $156
    Over 3 $188
    Over 4 $206
    Over 6 $650
    Over 14 $840
    Over 22 $585
    Over 23 $495
    Over 24 $385
    Over 25 $250
  • Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (Crew and Non Crew Flight Pay)
    • Non-crew Members (Officer and Enlisted): $150.00
    • Crew Member Flying Incentive Pay:
    Pay Grade Monthly Amount Pay Grade Monthly Amount Pay Grade Monthly Amount
    0-10 150.00 W-4 250.00 E-9 240.00
    0-9 150.00 W-3 175.00 E-8 240.00
    0-8 150.00 W-2 150.00 E-7 240.00
    0-7 150.00 W-1 150.00 E-6 215.00
    0-6 250.00     E-5 190.00
    0-5 250.00     E-4 165.00
    0-4 225.00     E-3 150.00
    0-3 175.00     E-2 150.00
    0-2 150.00     E-1 150.00
    0-1 150.00      
  • Flight Deck Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (FDHDIP): Officer & Enlisted - $150.00 (monthly amount)
  • High-Pressure Chamber Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (HDIP): Officer and Enlisted - $150.00 (monthly amount)
  • Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay for Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Boarding Teams (HDIP-VBSS): $150.00 (monthly amount)
  • Career Status Bonus (CSB): $30,000 Click for more information!.


Special Leave Accrual (SLA) for Contingency Operations During FY2017 (ACN 098/17)








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