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Here are the proposed 2021 military pay charts based on the DOD Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal. New pay rates, once the defense budget is passed, will go into effect on January 1, 2021 and will be reflected on the paychecks that are issued on January 15, 2021.

2021 Military Pay Scale (2 OR LESS to OVER 8)

Projected 3% Increase

GRADE2 OR LESSOVER 2OVER 3OVER 4OVER 6OVER 8
O-10 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$-
O-9 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$-
O-8 (*1)$11,330$11,701$11,948$12,016$12,324$12,837
O-7 (*1)$9,414$9,852$10,054$10,215$10,506$10,794
O-6 (*2)$7,139$7,843$8,357$8,357$8,389$8,750
O-5$5,951$6,704$7,168$7,255$7,546$7,719
O-4$5,135$5,944$6,341$6,429$6,797$7,192
O-3$4,514$5,118$5,524$6,022$6,312$6,628
O-2$3,902$4,442$5,117$5,290$5,398$5,398
O-1$3,386$3,525$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260
O-3 (*3)$-$-$-$6,022$6,312$6,628
O-2 (*3)$-$-$-$5,290$5,398$5,570
O-1 (*3)$-$-$-$4,260$4,550$4,717
W-5$-$-$-$-$-$-
W-4$4,666$5,019$5,162$5,305$5,549$5,791
W-3$4,261$4,438$4,621$4,680$4,871$5,247
W-2$3,771$4,127$4,236$4,313$4,557$4,937
W-1$3,309$3,666$3,762$3,963$4,203$4,556
E-9 (*4)$-$-$-$-$-$-
E-8$-$-$-$-$-$4,614
E-7$3,207$3,501$3,636$3,812$3,951$4,189
E-6$2,775$3,053$3,188$3,319$3,456$3,763
E-5$2,542$2,713$2,844$2,978$3,188$3,405
E-4$2,331$2,449$2,582$2,714$2,829$2,829
E-3$2,104$2,236$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372
E-2$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001
E-1 > 4 mos$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785
E-1 < 4 mos$1,650$-$-$-$-$-
Cadet$1,186

2021 Military Pay Scale (Over 10 to Over 20)

Projected 3% Increase

GRADEOVER 10OVER 12OVER 14OVER 16OVER 18OVER 20
O-10 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$16,935
O-9 (*1)$-$-$-$-$-$16,012
O-8 (*1)$12,956$13,444$13,584$14,004$14,612$15,172
O-7 (*1)$11,127$11,459$11,791$12,837$13,720$13,720
O-6 (*2)$8,797$8,797$9,297$10,181$10,700$11,218
O-5$8,100$8,379$8,741$9,294$9,556$9,816
O-4$7,684$8,067$8,333$8,485$8,574$8,574
O-3$6,833$7,170$7,345$7,345$7,345$7,345
O-2$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398
O-1$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260
O-3 (*3)$6,833$7,170$7,453$7,617$7,839$7,839
O-2 (*3)$5,861$6,085$6,252$6,252$6,252$6,252
O-1 (*3)$4,889$5,058$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,290
W-5$-$-$-$-$-$8,297
W-4$6,035$6,402$6,725$7,032$7,283$7,528
W-3$5,637$5,822$6,035$6,254$6,649$6,915
W-2$5,125$5,311$5,537$5,714$5,875$6,067
W-1$4,720$4,951$5,178$5,356$5,520$5,719
E-9 (*4)$5,637$5,765$5,926$6,115$6,307$6,612
E-8$4,818$4,945$5,096$5,260$5,557$5,706
E-7$4,324$4,562$4,761$4,896$5,039$5,094
E-6$3,883$4,115$4,186$4,237$4,297$4,297
E-5$3,585$3,607$3,607$3,607$3,607$3,607
E-4$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829
E-3$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372
E-2$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001
E-1 > 4 mos$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785
E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-$-$-

2021 Military Pay Scale (Over 22 to Over 32)

Projected 3% Increase

GRADEOVER 22OVER 24OVER 26OVER 28OVER 30OVER 32
O-10 (*1)$16,935$16,935$16,935$16,935$16,935$16,935
O-9 (*1)$16,244$16,577$16,935$16,935$16,935$16,935
O-8 (*1)$15,546$15,546$15,546$15,546$15,935$15,935
O-7 (*1)$13,720$13,720$13,790$13,790$14,066$14,066
O-6 (*2)$11,512$11,812$12,391$12,391$12,638$12,638
O-5$10,112$10,112$10,112$10,112$10,112$10,112
O-4$8,574$8,574$8,574$8,574$8,574$8,574
O-3$7,345$7,345$7,345$7,345$7,345$7,345
O-2$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398
O-1$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260
O-3 (*3)$7,839$7,839$7,839$7,839$7,839$7,839
O-2 (*3)$6,252$6,252$6,252$6,252$6,252$6,252
O-1 (*3)$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,290
W-5$8,717$9,031$9,377$9,377$9,847$9,847
W-4$7,888$8,183$8,521$8,521$8,691$8,691
W-3$7,074$7,244$7,475$7,475$7,475$7,475
W-2$6,193$6,293$6,293$6,293$6,293$6,293
W-1$5,719$5,719$5,719$5,719$5,719$5,719
E-9 (*4)$6,871$7,143$7,560$7,560$7,937$7,937
E-8$5,962$6,104$6,452$6,452$6,582$6,582
E-7$5,283$5,383$5,765$5,765$5,765$5,765
E-6$4,297$4,297$4,297$4,297$4,297$4,297
E-5$3,607$3,607$3,607$3,607$3,607$3,607
E-4$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829
E-3$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372
E-2$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001
E-1 > 4 mos$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785
E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-$-$-

2021 Military Pay Scale (Over 34 to Over 40)

Projected 3% Increase

GRADEOVER 34OVER 36OVER 38OVER 40
O-10 (*1)$16,935$16,935$16,935$16,935
O-9 (*1)$16,935$16,935$16,935$16,935
O-8 (*1)$16,333$16,333$16,333$16,333
O-7 (*1)$14,066$14,066$14,066$14,066
O-6 (*2)$12,638$12,638$12,638$12,638
O-5$10,112$10,112$10,112$10,112
O-4$8,574$8,574$8,574$8,574
O-3$7,345$7,345$7,345$7,345
O-2$5,398$5,398$5,398$5,398
O-1$4,260$4,260$4,260$4,260
O-3 (*3)$7,839$7,839$7,839$7,839
O-2 (*3)$6,252$6,252$6,252$6,252
O-1 (*3)$5,290$5,290$5,290$5,290
W-5$10,338$10,338$10,856$10,856
W-4$8,691$8,691$8,691$8,691
W-3$7,475$7,475$7,475$7,475
W-2$6,293$6,293$6,293$6,293
W-1$5,719$5,719$5,719$5,719
E-9 (*4)$8,335$8,335$8,753$8,753
E-8$6,582$6,582$6,582$6,582
E-7$5,765$5,765$5,765$5,765
E-6$4,297$4,297$4,297$4,297
E-5$3,607$3,607$3,607$3,607
E-4$2,829$2,829$2,829$2,829
E-3$2,372$2,372$2,372$2,372
E-2$2,001$2,001$2,001$2,001
E-1 > 4 mos$1,785$1,785$1,785$1,785
E-1 < 4 mos$-$-$-$-

E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.

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