# Military Pay Charts 2022 [updated]

#### Justin Fisher & Robert Haynes

## 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.

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## 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)

Years | E-1 | E-2 | E-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)

Years | E-4 | E-5 | E-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)

Years | E-7 | E-8 | E-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)

Years | W-1 | W-2 | W-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)

Years | W-4 | W-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)

Years | O-1E | O-2E | O-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)

Years | O-1 | O-2 | O-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)

Years | O-4 | O-5 | O-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 |

Over 22 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $11,824 |

Over 24 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,131 |

Over 26 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,725 |

Over 28 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,725 |

Over 30 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,980 |

Over 32 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,980 |

Over 34 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,980 |

Over 36 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,980 |

Over 38 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,980 |

Over 40 | $8,805 | $10,384 | $12,980 |

### Flag and General Officers: O-7 – O-8

#### 2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

Years | O-7 | O-8 |
---|---|---|

< 2 | $9,668 | $11,636 |

Over 2 | $10,118 | $12,012 |

Over 3 | $10,325 | $12,270 |

Over 4 | $10,491 | $12,341 |

Over 6 | $10,790 | $12,656 |

Over 8 | $11,085 | $13,183 |

Over 10 | $11,427 | $13,306 |

Over 12 | $11,768 | $13,807 |

Over 14 | $12,110 | $13,951 |

Over 16 | $13,183 | $14,382 |

Over 18 | $14,090 | $15,006 |

Over 20 | $14,090 | $15,581 |

Over 22 | $14,090 | $15,966 |

Over 24 | $14,090 | $15,966 |

Over 26 | $14,162 | $15,966 |

Over 28 | $14,162 | $15,966 |

Over 30 | $14,446 | $16,366 |

Over 32 | $14,446 | $16,366 |

Over 34 | $14,446 | $16,774 |

Over 36 | $14,446 | $16,774 |

Over 38 | $14,446 | $16,774 |

Over 40 | $14,446 | $16,774 |

### Flag and General Officers: O-9 – O-10

#### 2022 Pay Charts (2.7% increase from 2021)

Years | O-9 | O-10 |
---|---|---|

< 2 | ||

Over 2 | ||

Over 3 | ||

Over 4 | ||

Over 6 | ||

Over 8 | ||

Over 10 | ||

Over 12 | ||

Over 14 | ||

Over 16 | ||

Over 18 | ||

Over 20 | $16,445 | $16,975 |

Over 22 | $16,682 | $16,975 |

Over 24 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 26 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 28 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 30 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 32 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 34 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 36 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 38 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

Over 40 | $16,975 | $16,975 |

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