2014 Military Pay Charts

The President has signed the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, and it includes a 1.0% increase in military pay. This increase will be effective 1 January 2014, and you will see the increase in your 15 January 2014 paycheck.

While 1.0% is not a huge increase, and it is much less than the 1.8% increase supported by veterans groups. An E-6 with 8 years of service will get a raise of $32 per month, an O-3 with four years of service will get a raise of $51 per month.  I know that some people are very upset that the raise isn’t more, and I understand.  Personally, however, I am thankful that there is any increase at all.

Check out the 2014 pay charts, or use our Military Pay Calculator to figure the total amount of your military pay.  The calculator is super-nifty; it lets you include all special pays, allowances, and other information to calculate your total military pay.  It is also very easy to use.  You should definitely give it a look-see.

Still looking to verify BAS rates; I’ll let you know when I find out.

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.
  • Bill Bolduc

    What’s the hold-up with publishing BAS rates? I know it will be only a dollar or two increase but it would be nice to get some confirmation of 2014 rates.

    • KateKashman

      Hi Bill. I’m sure that they are in the NDAA somewhere, but I can’t find them. I am still looking. Reports are that it will be around 5%, which isn’t too shabby.

      • OlinWeitzel
  • Amanda

    Do you happen to know how much the BAH is for a 2nd LT officer that has been in for 4 years? Do they base it off rank?

    • Mike

      It is based on rank and whether or not the soldier has dependents. More importantly it is based on where he/she is stationed. Years of service are not part of the consideration for bah

      • Amanda

        Thank you! My husband will be stationed at the Quantico Marine Corps base for his officer school he is an O1. And he has 1 dependent which is me. I am just trying to find out around what the BAH will be so I know what to tell our realitor. Thanks again for your help
        Amanda

        • KateKashman

          Amanda, if you put “bah query” into google, it will take you to the page to find out your husband’s BAH. It will ask the zip code and the rank. It is also listed on his Leave and Earnings Statement. However, PLEASE don’t make a decision about how much house you can afford to rent or buy based upon your husband’s BAH. You need to look at your overall financial picture including other income, debts, expenses, etc., in order to make a good decision.

      • mintor4603

        base on zip code, depends , service rank , time in service
        ,

  • Sean

    I’m trying to find pay rate changes for any lower enlisted soldiers E-1 to E-5. I’ve been searching and can’t find one. Any help locating one would be appreciated.

    • KateKashman

      Sean, if you click on the link above, it will take you to the new pay chart for 2014. You’ll have to scroll down to the rank you want to see. It is a flat 1% increase for everyone regardless of rank.

  • Daniel

    2014 BAS Rates
    357.55 Enlisted
    246.24 Officer

    • KateKashman

      Daniel, could you please tell us your source? I can not find anything official :)

  • Dan

    http://www.dfas.mil/dms/dfas/militarymembers/pdf/
    Has the DFAS pay table which includes the BAS shown above by Daniel.

    • KateKashman

      Dan, thanks so much! I could never do my job without the help of my readers. We all appreciate your assistance.

  • Bill

    What kind of BS is this, I have surfed all the different articles on retired pay
    tables and all you get are more articles and BS figures. Show me an actual
    DFAS pay retired pay chart.

    • Kate

      Bill, there is no such thing as a DFAS retired pay chart.

      Retired pay is based on a variety of factors, including the date that you entered the military, your years of service, your rank at retirement, and how long you had been at that rank when you retired, and the date that you retired. And that’s just for the folks that did all their military time on active duty! It gets much more complicated for anyone who has breaks in service or spent time in the reserves.

      When I help clients, I can usually generate a pretty accurate pay information in about a half hour, if I am starting with the right information. It’s not complicated, but by the time you have to calculate all the COLA increases since retirement, it takes some time.

      No two retirees are dealing with the same details, so there is no way to make a retired pay chart.

      • mintor4603

        true , make as hard as they can.