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Military Pay Charts 2022 [updated]

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2022 Military Pay Charts

On June 30th, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2022 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill, which includes a 2.7% pay raise for service members.

In total, the bill provides $279.9 billion for programs that cover veterans’ health care and military construction, among other things. This legislation is more than 10 percent higher — $28.1 billion — than the 2021 budget.

This raise is lower than the 2020 amount of 3.1%. But it is still higher than all other pay raises since 2011, which only gave a 1.4% raise.

RELATED: 3 Reasons Military Pay Increases in 2022

Military Pay Increases tied to ECI

According to federal law, military pay increases are tied to the Employment Cost Index (ECI). Under federal law, the ECI number is used in setting the proposed pay changes for the military. The ECI is a measure of the changes in pay versus living costs.

The ECI is based on the data for 12 months through each September.   Then, a half percentage point is taken off that figure, and locality pay is determined to also be paid. The resulting percentage for the period to be applied toward January 2022 sits at 2.7%. According to the military pay raise formula outlined in title 37, the military pay raise for 2022 will be 2.7%.  However, this can also serve as a guideline and the White House or Congress can propose another figure.

Find the 2022 military pay charts below.

By Paygrade: Military Pay Charts for 2022

The military pay raise can be highly debated each year.  It isn’t as simple as the President or Congress just picking a number. The ECI (US Employment Cost Index) determines the pay raise each year.  The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out this figure each year.

2022 Military Pay Charts

Enlisted: E-1 – E-3

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsE-1E-2E-3
< 2$1,833$2,055$2,161
Over 2$1,833$2,055$2,297
Over 3$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 4$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 6$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 8$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 10$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 12$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 14$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 16$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 18$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 20$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 22$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 24$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 26$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 28$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 30$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 32$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 34$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 36$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 38$1,833$2,055$2,436
Over 40$1,833$2,055$2,436

 

Enlisted: E-4 – E-6

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsE-4E-5E-6
< 2$2,393$2,610$2,849
Over 2$2,516$2,786$3,136
Over 3$2,652$2,921$3,274
Over 4$2,787$3,059$3,409
Over 6$2,906$3,273$3,549
Over 8$2,906$3,498$3,864
Over 10$2,906$3,682$3,988
Over 12$2,906$3,704$4,226
Over 14$2,906$3,704$4,298
Over 16$2,906$3,704$4,351
Over 18$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 20$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 22$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 24$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 26$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 28$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 30$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 32$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 34$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 36$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 38$2,906$3,704$4,413
Over 40$2,906$3,704$4,413

Senior Enlisted: E-7 – E-9

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsE-7E-8E-9
< 2$3,294
Over 2$3,596
Over 3$3,734
Over 4$3,915
Over 6$4,058
Over 8$4,303$4,739
Over 10$4,441$4,949$5,789
Over 12$4,685$5,078$5,921
Over 14$4,889$5,234$6,086
Over 16$5,027$5,402$6,280
Over 18$5,175$5,706$6,477
Over 20$5,233$5,861$6,791
Over 22$5,425$6,123$7,057
Over 24$5,528$6,268$7,336
Over 26$5,921$6,626$7,764
Over 28$5,921$6,626$7,764
Over 30$5,921$6,759$8,152
Over 32$5,921$6,759$8,152
Over 34$5,921$6,759$8,560
Over 36$5,921$6,759$8,560
Over 38$5,921$6,759$8,989
Over 40$5,921$6,759$8,989

Warrant Officers:  W-1 – W-3

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsW-1W-2W-3
< 2$3,399$3,872$4,376
Over 2$3,765$4,238$4,558
Over 3$3,863$4,351$4,746
Over 4$4,071$4,429$4,807
Over 6$4,316$4,679$5,002
Over 8$4,679$5,070$5,338
Over 10$4,848$5,264$5,789
Over 12$5,085$5,454$5,979
Over 14$5,317$5,687$6,198
Over 16$5,500$5,869$6,423
Over 18$5,669$6,033$6,828
Over 20$5,873$6,231$7,102
Over 22$5,873$6,360$7,265
Over 24$5,873$6,463$7,439
Over 26$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 28$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 30$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 32$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 34$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 36$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 38$5,873$6,463$7,676
Over 40$5,873$6,463$7,676

 

Warrant Officers:  W-4 – W-5

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsW-4W-5
< 2$4,792
Over 2$5,154
Over 3$5,302
Over 4$5,448
Over 6$5,699
Over 8$5,947
Over 10$6,198
Over 12$6,575
Over 14$6,907
Over 16$7,222
Over 18$7,480
Over 20$7,732$8,520
Over 22$8,101$8,952
Over 24$8,405$9,275
Over 26$8,751$9,630
Over 28$8,751$9,630
Over 30$8,926$10,113
Over 32$8,926$10,113
Over 34$8,926$10,618
Over 36$8,926$10,618
Over 38$8,926$11,150
Over 40$8,926$11,150

 

Commissioned Officers: O-1E – O3E (w/ Prior Enlisted Experience)

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-1EO-2EO-3E
< 2
Over 2
Over 3
Over 4$4,376$5,433$6,185
Over 6$4,672$5,535$6,482
Over 8$4,845$5,721$6,807
Over 10$5,022$6,019$7,017
Over 12$5,195$6,249$7,363
Over 14$5,433$6,421$7,655
Over 16$5,433$6,421$7,823
Over 18$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 20$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 22$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 24$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 26$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 28$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 30$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 32$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 34$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 36$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 38$5,433$6,421$8,051
Over 40$5,433$6,421$8,051

Commissioned Officers: O-1 – O-3

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-1O-2O-3
< 2$3,477$4,007$4,637
Over 2$3,620$4,563$5,256
Over 3$4,376$5,255$5,672
Over 4$4,376$5,433$6,185
Over 6$4,376$5,544$6,482
Over 8$4,376$5,544$6,807
Over 10$4,376$5,544$7,017
Over 12$4,376$5,544$7,363
Over 14$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 16$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 18$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 20$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 22$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 24$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 26$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 28$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 30$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 32$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 34$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 36$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 38$4,376$5,544$7,544
Over 40$4,376$5,544$7,544

 

Commissioned Officers: O-4 – O6

2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-4O-5O-6
< 2$5,274$6,112$7,332
Over 2$6,104$6,885$8,055
Over 3$6,512$7,362$8,583
Over 4$6,603$7,451$8,583
Over 6$6,981$7,749$8,616
Over 8$7,386$7,927$8,985
Over 10$7,892$8,318$9,035
Over 12$8,285$8,606$9,035
Over 14$8,558$8,977$9,548
Over 16$8,715$9,544$10,455
Over 18$8,805$9,814$10,988
Over 20$8,805$10,081$11,521