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2012 Basic Pay Chart for Active Duty Enlisted Servicemembers

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The following 2012 Basic Pay chart is for active duty enlisted servicemembers. The posted salaries reflect the 1.6% approved pay raise.

Deciphering Pay Charts
If you’re new to the military and unfamiliar with reading pay charts, the various rows and columns may seem confusing. However, interpreting your pay is quite easy. Simply locate your pay grade (rank) and number of years you've been in the service. The coinciding figure is your basic salary.

Please keep in mind that these figures do not include Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), other allowances or special pay.




2012 Basic Pay for Active Duty Enlisted Servicemembers

Pay Grade 2 or Less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18
E-9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4,708.80 4,815.60 4,950.00 5,108.10 5,267.70
E-8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3,854.70 4,025.10 4,130.70 4,257.30 4,394.40 4,641.60
E-7 2,679.60 2,924.70 3,036.60 3,185.10 3,300.90 3,499.80 3,611.70 3,810.90 3,976.20 4,089.00 4,209.30
E-6 2,317.80 2,550.30 2,662.80 2,772.30 2,886.30 3,143.10 3,243.30 3,436.80 3,496.20 3,539.40 3,589.80
E-5 2,123.40 2,265.90 2,375.40 2,487.60 2,662.20 2,845.20 2,994.60 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90
E-4 1,946.70 2,046.30 2,157.30 2,266.50 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10
E-3 1,757.40 1,868.10 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20
E-2 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30
E-1 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00
Pay Grade Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
E-9 5,523.60 5,739.60 5,967.30 6,315.30 6,315.30 6,630.60 6,630.60 6,962.40 6,962.40 7,311.00 7,311.00
E-8 4,766.70 4,980.00 5,098.20 5,389.50 5,389.50 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80 5,497.80
E-7 4,256.10 4,412.40 4,496.40 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90 4,815.90
E-6 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80 3,589.80
E-5 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90 3,012.90
E-4 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10 2,363.10
E-3 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20 1,981.20
E-2 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30 1,671.30
E-1 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00

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