Military Pay Charts 2022 [proposed]

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Proposed 2022 Military Pay Charts

New information on the 2022 pay raise has been released. A 2.7% pay raise has been proposed under the 2022 budget request. The Biden administration has asked for $715 billion in funding for the Defense Department. This is an increase over last year’s budget of $703.7 billion. 

In addition, BAH should go up an average of 3.1%, and BAS an average of 2.3%. 

A 2.7% pay raise in 2022 would mean an extra $86 a month for an E-5 with over six years or an extra $203 per month for an O-5 with over six years.

** Latest Updates **

2022 Budget Update Related to Military Pay Raise

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.

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Statements from Congress Regarding Military Pay Raise

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23) said in a statement that the bill “addresses military infrastructure and readiness needs of current service members and provides the benefits and medical care that Veterans duly earned in their service to our Nation.”

“The bill specifically targets military housing and child care needs, women’s and mental health priorities,” she continued.

Additionally, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-30) said, “Our veterans have risked their lives to keep our nation safe, and … it is our duty to make sure these brave men and women and their families have the support and care they need.”

Pay Raise Coming Soon

The 2.7% pay raise will take effect on October 1, 2021, along with all the other provisions laid out in the bill.

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.

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 proposed military pay charts below based on the White House proposal below.  This proposal matches the ECI-derived figure of 2.7%.

By Paygrade: Military Pay Charts for 2022 (proposed)

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 (proposed)

Enlisted: E-1 – E-3

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsE-1E-2E-3
< 2$1,785$2,001$2,104
Over 2$1,785$2,001$2,236
Over 3$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 4$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 6$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 8$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 10$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 12$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 14$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 16$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 18$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 20$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 22$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 24$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 26$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 28$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 30$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 32$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 34$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 36$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 38$1,785$2,001$2,372
Over 40$1,785$2,001$2,372

 

Enlisted: E-4 – E-6

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsE-4E-5E-6
< 2$2,330$2,542$2,774
Over 2$2,450$2,713$3,053
Over 3$2,582$2,844$3,188
Over 4$2,714$2,978$3,319
Over 6$2,829$3,187$3,455
Over 8$2,829$3,406$3,763
Over 10$2,829$3,585$3,883
Over 12$2,829$3,607$4,115
Over 14$2,829$3,607$4,185
Over 16$2,829$3,607$4,237
Over 18$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 20$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 22$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 24$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 26$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 28$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 30$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 32$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 34$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 36$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 38$2,829$3,607$4,297
Over 40$2,829$3,607$4,297

Senior Enlisted: E-7 – E-9

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsE-7E-8E-9
< 2$3,208
Over 2$3,501
Over 3$3,635
Over 4$3,812
Over 6$3,951
Over 8$4,190$4,615
Over 10$4,324$4,819$5,637
Over 12$4,562$4,945$5,765
Over 14$4,760$5,096$5,926
Over 16$4,895$5,261$6,115
Over 18$5,039$5,556$6,307
Over 20$5,095$5,706$6,612
Over 22$5,282$5,962$6,872
Over 24$5,383$6,104$7,143
Over 26$5,765$6,452$7,560
Over 28$5,765$6,452$7,560
Over 30$5,765$6,581$7,938
Over 32$5,765$6,581$7,938
Over 34$5,765$6,581$8,335
Over 36$5,765$6,581$8,335
Over 38$5,765$6,581$8,753
Over 40$5,765$6,581$8,753

Warrant Officers:  W-1 – W-3

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

Pay GradeW-1W-2W-3
< 2$3,309$3,770$4,261
Over 2$3,666$4,127$4,439
Over 3$3,761$4,237$4,621
Over 4$3,964$4,312$4,680
Over 6$4,203$4,557$4,871
Over 8$4,556$4,937$5,246
Over 10$4,720$5,125$5,637
Over 12$4,951$5,310$5,822
Over 14$5,177$5,537$6,035
Over 16$5,356$5,714$6,254
Over 18$5,519$5,875$6,649
Over 20$5,719$6,067$6,915
Over 22$5,719$6,193$7,074
Over 24$5,719$6,293$7,244
Over 26$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 28$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 30$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 32$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 34$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 36$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 38$5,719$6,293$7,475
Over 40$5,719$6,293$7,475

 

Warrant Officers:  W-4 – W-5

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsW-4W-5
< 2$4,6660
Over 2$5,0190
Over 3$5,1630
Over 4$5,3050
Over 6$5,5490
Over 8$5,7900
Over 10$6,0350
Over 12$6,4030
Over 14$6,7250
Over 16$7,0320
Over 18$7,2830
Over 20$7,529$8,296
Over 22$7,888$8,717
Over 24$8,184$9,031
Over 26$8,521$9,377
Over 28$8,521$9,377
Over 30$8,691$9,847
Over 32$8,691$9,847
Over 34$8,691$10,339
Over 36$8,691$10,339
Over 38$8,691$10,856
Over 40$8,691$10,856

 

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

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-1EO-2EO-3E
< 2
Over 2
Over 3
Over 4$4,261$5,290$6,023
Over 6$4,550$5,399$6,312
Over 8$4,718$5,570$6,628
Over 10$4,890$5,861$6,833
Over 12$5,058$6,085$7,169
Over 14$5,290$6,252$7,454
Over 16$5,290$6,252$7,617
Over 18$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 20$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 22$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 24$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 26$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 28$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 30$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 32$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 34$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 36$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 38$5,290$6,252$7,839
Over 40$5,290$6,252$7,839

Commissioned Officers: O-1 – O-3

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-1O-2O-3
< 2$3,386$3,901$4,515
Over 2$3,524$4,443$5,118
Over 3$4,260$5,117$5,523
Over 4$4,260$5,290$6,023
Over 6$4,260$5,399$6,312
Over 8$4,260$5,399$6,628
Over 10$4,260$5,399$6,833
Over 12$4,260$5,399$7,169
Over 14$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 16$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 18$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 20$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 22$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 24$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 26$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 28$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 30$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 32$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 34$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 36$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 38$4,260$5,399$7,345
Over 40$4,260$5,399$7,345

 

Commissioned Officers: O-4 – O6

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-4O-5O-6
< 2$5,135$5,951$7,139
Over 2$5,944$6,704$7,843
Over 3$6,341$7,168$8,358
Over 4$6,429$7,256$8,358
Over 6$6,797$7,545$8,390
Over 8$7,192$7,719$8,749
Over 10$7,684$8,100$8,797
Over 12$8,067$8,379$8,797
Over 14$8,332$8,741$9,297
Over 16$8,485$9,293$10,181
Over 18$8,574$9,556$10,699
Over 20$8,574$9,816$11,218
Over 22$8,574$10,111$11,513
Over 24$8,574$10,111$11,812
Over 26$8,574$10,111$12,391
Over 28$8,574$10,111$12,391
Over 30$8,574$10,111$12,638
Over 32$8,574$10,111$12,638
Over 34$8,574$10,111$12,638
Over 36$8,574$10,111$12,638
Over 38$8,574$10,111$12,638
Over 40$8,574$10,111$12,638

 

Flag and General Officers: O-7 – O-8

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-7O-8
< 2$9,414$11,329
Over 2$9,852$11,701
Over 3$10,054$11,947
Over 4$10,215$12,016
Over 6$10,506$12,324
Over 8$10,794$12,837
Over 10$11,127$12,956
Over 12$11,458$13,444
Over 14$11,791$13,584
Over 16$12,837$14,004
Over 18$13,719$14,612
Over 20$13,719$15,172
Over 22$13,719$15,546
Over 24$13,719$15,546
Over 26$13,790$15,546
Over 28$13,790$15,546
Over 30$14,066$15,935
Over 32$14,066$15,935
Over 34$14,066$16,333
Over 36$14,066$16,333
Over 38$14,066$16,333
Over 40$14,066$16,333

 

Flag and General Officers: O-9 – O-10

2022 Pay Charts (proposed with 2.7% increase from 2021)

YearsO-9O-10
< 2
Over 2
Over 3
Over 4
Over 6
Over 8
Over 10
Over 12
Over 14
Over 16
Over 18
Over 20$16,012$16,608
Over 22$16,244$16,608
Over 24$16,577$16,608
Over 26$16,608$16,608
Over 28$16,608$16,608
Over 30$16,608$16,608
Over 32$16,608$16,608
Over 34$16,608$16,608
Over 36$16,608$16,608
Over 38$16,608$16,608
Over 40$16,608$16,608

 

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