2012 Active Duty Military Pay Days

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For those of you who are planning ahead, here is a list of the 2012 Active Duty military pay days.  Keep in mind, the formula is always the same:  military folks get paid on the first and the fifteenth, unless that day falls on a weekend or official federal holiday, then the payday is the business day prior to the weekend or holiday.

If payday has come (or even gone), and you still haven’t seen your pay posted to your account, you might find some help in Why Hasn’t My Pay Been Deposited?

Friday, 13 January 2012 (for more information, See 13 January 2012 Military Pay Day)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012  (for more information, see 1 February 2012 Military Pay)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 (for more information, see 15 February 2012 Military Pay)

Thursday, 1 March 2012 (for more information, see 1 March 2012 Military Pay)

Thursday, 15 March 2012 (for more information, see 15 March 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 30 March 2012 (for more information, see 30 March 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 13 April 2012 (for more information, see 13 April 2012 Military Pay)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 (for more information, see 1 May 2012 Military Pay)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 (for more information, see 15 May 2012 Military Pay)

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Friday, 1 June 2012 (for more information, see 1 June 2012 Military Pay/Memorial Day)

Friday, 15 June 2012 (for more information, see 15 June 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 29 June 2012 (for more information, see 29 June 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 13 July 2012 (for more information, see 13 July 2012 Military Pay)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 (for more information, see 1 August 2012 Military Pay)  PLEASE NOTE: Long Pay Period Alert! July 2012  

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 (for more information, see 15 August 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 31 August 2012 (for more information, see 31 August 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 14 September 2012 (for more information, see 14 September 2012 Military Pay)

Monday, 1 October 2012 (for more information, see 1 October 2012 Military Pay)

Monday, 15 October 2012 (for more information, see 15 October 2012 Military Pay)

Thursday, 1 November 2012 (for more information, see 1 November 2012 Military Pay)

Thursday, 15 November 2012 (for more information, see 15 November 2012 Military Pay)

Friday, 30 November 2012 (for more information, see 30 November 2012 Military Pay)

**Don’t forget, just one more paycheck before Christmas, and then a long pay period.**

Friday, 14 December 2012 (for more information, see 14 December 2012 Military Pay)

Monday, 31 December 2012 (for more information, see 31 December 2012 Military Pay)

There are a couple of longer pay periods in 2012:  13 Jan to 1 February, 13 April to 1 May, 13 July to 1 August, and 14 December to 31 December.  Be sure to keep them in mind when you are planning your spending.

Don’t forget that the actual release day of your military pay deposit will depend on the policies and practices of your bank or credit union.

Thinking that you should have been paid?  Why Hasn’t My Pay Been Deposited? might have some helpful tips to figuring out what is happening.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.

22 Comments on "2012 Active Duty Military Pay Days"

  1. Do u happen to know when les's will be available for viewing?? Like how many days before pay day?

  2. I have service credit union. Does anyone know when feb 1 pay comes In Monday or Friday? Thank you

  3. has anyones pay pending yet for feb? we have Navy Federal active duty and still no pending?

  4. Jose P. Tamonte Jr. | February 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm |

    iam retired usarmy i like to have a copy of my LES for monthy bases if you can.

  5. HI! is the mid month pay for May the 13th? I thought on the 15th? just confused. Thank u!

  6. I have usaa, and was wondering if the payments that would go in Monday would go in Friday?

  7. Hi , my husband left for boot camp on July 18th and I received his 1st paycheck on the 10th of August. I am confused though because I thought pay days were on the 1st and 15th of every month: so Im wondering did I receive his 1st paycheck late for the 1st or early for his check on the 15th? Thank you

  8. cameron phillips | August 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm |

    I got promoted to SGT on september 1st, 2012. My LES hasnt shown up yet. And its payday. Why is that?

  9. I have Navy Federal. Will my husbands pay go in Friday and be available Saturday? Or will it be available on Monday? Thanks!

  10. Will this pay post on Friday/Saturday or will it be Sunday/Monday? We’re with Navy Federal. Thanks for helping!

  11. Can someone please tell me if Oct 1 pay will post on Saturday,rather then Monday? We’re with Navy Federal. Thanks!

  12. Kate, you referenced the 1 October link for the likely dates we will get paid, but there is not an active link there. Very curious about whether I'll be paid Thursday, Friday, or Monday with USAA–haven't had a Monday payday in a while.

  13. DFAS, Banks, and other financial institutions communicate details of transactions before the transactiona acutally occur. This is usally 3-5 days in advanced. When financial instituions recieve these transaction ledgers, they choose what to do with it. As with some of the better banks that serve militray personnel, like Navy Federal and USAA, they already know when and how much you're getting paid before pay day, and don't mind "crediting" your account, as they know they will get your money. Other banks, really just don't care about service members and they process these transactions in accordance with their "regular funds availability policies." If you're with one of these banks and on active duty, consider switching banks.

  14. when will you update so we will know when exactly our Oct. 15th check will be in?

  15. I have been communicating with a marina stationed in Afghan he is asking me to send him money to help pay his sons schooling. Tells me his pay is frozen until he returns state side. Is this true
    Concerened

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  17. Anyone know when navy federal payday is for Halloween 2012? Any chance we get paid this weekend?

  18. Dec 31 payday will you get paid on monday or saturday usally when i get paid on monday it deposited on sat

  19. My husband is hone for holiday block leave and should have been paid the 15th bit still has notbgotten paid can anyone explain why

  20. If my LES says I get paid on the 31st of december, which is a holiday, but I bank with armed forces bank, would I then get paid on friday? thanks a bunch guys. You're all very helpful.

  21. I was suppose to be payed today on the first of march.February only has 28 days so will I still get payed in the first our will I get payed in the third? I know its early but kinda worried cause its not gone through yet….

  22. my last day in the military is february 14 when will i receive my last check???

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