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2022 USAF & USSF Almanac: Pay & Allowances

July 1, 2022

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MONTHLY MILITARY BASIC PAY

(Effective Jan. 1, 2022)

<2 Years 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 6 Years 8 Years 10 Years 12 Years
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
 O-10  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 O-9  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 O-8   11,636  12,017  12,270  12,341  12,656  13,183  13,306  13,807
 O-7   9,668  10,118  10,325  10,491  10,790  11,085  11,427  11,768
 O-6   7,332  8,055  8,583  8,583  8,616  8,985  9,035  9,035
 O-5   6,112  6,885  7,362  7,451  7,749  7,927  8,318  8,606
 O-4   5,274  6,104  6,512  6,603  6,981  7,386  7,892  8,285
 O-3   4,637  5,256  5,672  6,185  6,482  6,807  7,017  7,363
 O-2   4,007  4,563  5,255  5,433  5,544  5,544  5,544  5,544
 O-1   3,477  3,620  4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376
 O-3E  0 0 0  6,185  6,482  6,807  7,017  7,363
 O-2E  0 0 0  5,433  5,544  5,721  6,019  6,249
 O-1E  0 0 0  4,376  4,672  4,845  5,022  5,195
ENLISTED MEMBERS
 E-9  0 0 0 0 0 0  5,789  5,921
 E-8  0 0 0 0 0  4,739  4,949  5,078
 E-7   3,294  3,596  3,734  3,915  4,058  4,303  4,441  4,685
 E-6   2,849  3,136  3,274  3,409  3,549  3,864  3,988  4,226
 E-5   2,610  2,786  2,921  3,059  3,273  3,498  3,682  3,704
 E-4   2,393  2,516  2,652  2,787  2,906  2,906  2,906  2,906
 E-3   2,161  2,297  2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436
 E-2   2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055
 E-1 >4 Mon   1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833
 E-1 <4 Mon   1,695 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Years 16 years 18 years 20 years 22 years 24 Years 26 Years
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
 O-10  0 0 0  16,975  16,975  16,975  16,975
 O-9  0 0 0  16,445  16,682  16,975  16,975
 O-8   13,951  14,382  15,006  15,581  15,966  15,966  15,966
 O-7   12,110  13,183  14,090  14,090  14,090  14,090  14,162
 O-6   9,548  10,455  10,988  11,521  11,824  12,131  12,725
 O-5   8,977  9,544  9,814  10,081  10,384  10,384  10,384
 O-4   8,558  8,715  8,805  8,805  8,805  8,805  8,805
 O-3   7,544  7,544  7,544  7,544  7,544  7,544  7,544
 O-2   5,544  5,544  5,544  5,544  5,544  5,544  5,544
 O-1   4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376  4,376
 O-3E   7,655  7,823  8,051  8,051  8,051  8,051  8,051
 O-2E   6,421  6,421  6,421  6,421  6,421  6,421  6,421
 O-1E   5,433  5,433  5,433  5,433  5,433  5,433  5,433
ENLISTED
MEMBERS
 E-9   6,086  6,280  6,477  6,791  7,057  7,336  7,764
 E-8   5,234  5,402  5,706  5,861  6,123  6,268  6,626
 E-7   4,889  5,027  5,175  5,233  5,425  5,528  5,921
 E-6   4,298  4,351  4,413  4,413  4,413  4,413  4,413
 E-5   3,704  3,704  3,704  3,704  3,704  3,704  3,704
 E-4   2,906  2,906  2,906  2,906  2,906  2,906  2,906
 E-3   2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436  2,436
 E-2   2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055  2,055
 E-1 >4 Mon   1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833  1,833
 E-1 <4 Mon  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C/S 16,975
M/S 9,356
Cadet 1,217
NOTE–BASIC PAY FOR O7-O10 IS LIMITED TO LEVEL II OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE DURING 2022 ($16,974.90)
BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2022 ($13,775.10)

ANNUAL PAY FOR FEDERAL CIVILIANS

The Pentagon in Arlington, Va. Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Walker/USA

(Effective Jan. 1, 2022)

Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
1 20,172 20,849 21,519 22,187 22,857
2 22,682 23,222 23,973 24,608 24,886
3 24,749 25,574 26,399 27,224 28,049
4 27,782 28,708 29,634 30,560 31,486
5 31,083 32,119 33,155 34,191 35,227
6 34,649 35,804 36,959 38,114 39,269
7 38,503 39,786 41,069 42,352 43,635
8 42,641 44,062 45,483 46,904 48,325
9 47,097 48,667 50,237 51,807 53,377
10 51,864 53,593 55,322 57,051 58,780
11 56,983 58,882 60,781 62,680 64,579
12 68,299 70,576 72,853 75,130 77,407
13 81,216 83,923 86,630 89,337 92,044
14 95,973 99,172 102,371 105,570 108,769
15 112,890 116,653 120,416 124,179 127,942
Grade Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Within Grade Amounts
1 23,249 23,913 24,581 24,608 25,234 VARIES
2 25,618 26,350 27,082 27,814 28,546 VARIES
3 28,874 29,699 30,524 31,349 32,174 825
4 32,412 33,338 34,264 35,190 36,116 926
5 36,263 37,299 38,335 39,371 40,407 1,036
6 40,424 41,579 42,734 43,889 45,044 1,155
7 44,918 46,201 47,484 48,767 50,050 1,283
8 49,746 51,167 52,588 54,009 55,430 1,421
9 54,947 56,517 58,087 59,657 61,227 1,570
10 60,509 62,238 63,967 65,696 67,425 1,729
11 66,478 68,377 70,276 72,175 74,074 1,899
12 79,684 81,961 84,238 86,515 88,792 2,277
13 94,751 97,458 100,165 102,872 105,579 2,707
14 111,968 115,167 118,366 121,565 124,764 3,199
15 131,705 135,468 139,231 142,994 146,757 3,763
Does not include locality pay assigned by geographic area, such as 19.18% for Dayton, Ohio, and 30.48% for Washington, D.C.
Source: Office of Personnel Management 

SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE PAY

(Effective Jan. 1, 2022)

SES Pay System Structure Minimum Maximum
Certified SES performance appraisal system 135,468 203,700
Noncertified SES performance appraisal system 135,468 187,300
Source: Office of Personnel Management

SAMPLE HOUSING ALLOWANCES

Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., privatized military housing. Airman 1st Class Alexandria Craw

(As of Jan. 1, 2022)

San Antonio – JB San Antonio

Pay Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
O-7 to O-10 $2,208 $1,944
O-6 2,193 1,923
O-5 2,178 1,887
O-4 2,076 1,863
O-3 1,938 1,818
O-2 1,833 1,749
O-1 1,803 1,530
E-9 1,980 1,812
E-8 1,911 1,806
E-7 1,869 1,665
E-6 1,836 1,542
E-5 1,791 1,410
E-4 to E-1 1,662 1,248

Niceville-Valparaiso, Fla. – Eglin AFB

Pay Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
O-7 to O-10 2,910 2,517
O-6 2,889 2,487
O-5 2,868 2,331
O-4 2,712 2,238
O-3 2,493 2,037
O-2 2,082 1,983
O-1 1,986 1,956
E-9 2,562 2,019
E-8 2,397 1,995
E-7 2,229 1,980
E-6 2,085 1,959
E-5 1,968 1,833
E-4 to E-1 1,965 1,599

Fairfield, Calif. – Travis AFB

Pay Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
O-7 to O-10 $3,375 $2,961
O-6 3,348 2,934
O-5 3,324 2,931
O-4 3,159 2,925
O-3 2,958 2,880
O-2 2,925 2,784
O-1 2,832 2,631
E-9 3,000 2,865
E-8 2,952 2,841
E-7 2,943 2,724
E-6 2,928 2,640
E-5 2,811 2,454
E-4 to E-1 2,724 2,112

Hampton, Va. – JB Langley-Eustis

Pay Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
O-7 to O-10 2,502 1,878
O-6 2,484 1,863
O-5 2,466 1,851
O-4 2,202 1,806
O-3 1,839 1,773
O-2 1,803 1,716
O-1 1,743 1,647
E-9 1,941 1,761
E-8 1,830 1,749
E-7 1,821 1,692
E-6 1,806 1,650
E-5 1,728 1,524
E-4 to E-1 1,689 1,290

Albuquerque, N.M. – Kirtland AFB

Pay Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
O-7 to O-10 2,043 1,830
O-6 2,031 1,827
O-5 2,019 1,824
O-4 1,935 1,818
O-3 1,836 1,809
O-2 1,803 1,737
O-1 1,797 1,473
E-9 1,854 1,803
E-8 1,830 1,797
E-7 1,821 1,635
E-6 1,806 1,488
E-5 1,788 1,401
E-4 to E-1 1,632 1,275
Source: Defense Travel Management Office

AVIATION INCENTIVE PAY

Staff Sgt. Roman Evseev, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, assists a jumpmaster during Stolen Cerberus IX at Elefsina Air Base, Greece, May 4. Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens

(Effective since Oct. 1, 2017)

Years of Service as Aviation Officer Monthly Rate
Two or fewer $150
More than two 250
More than six 700
More than 10 1000
More than 22 700
More than 24 450
Years of Service as an Enlisted Flyer Monthly Rate
Four or fewer $225
More than four 350
More than eight 500
More than 14 600
Source: Defense Finance and Accounting Service

HAZARDOUS DUTY INCENTIVE  PAY

F-15E Strike Eagles fire flares behind a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, June 10. Staff Sgt. Ashley Sokolov

(Effective since Jan. 1, 2017) 

Duty Rate per month
Aircrew Members $250
Parachute Duty, Static Line 150
Parachute Duty, Military Free Fall 225
Flight Deck Duty 150
Demolition Duty 150
Experimental Stress Duty 150
Toxic Fuels (or Propellants) Duty 150
Toxic Pesticides Duty 150
Dangerous Viruses (or Bacteria) Lab Duty 150
Chemical Munitions Duty 150
Maritime Visit, Board, Search, Seizure (VBSS) Duty 150
Polar Region Flight Operations Duty 150
Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support (WMDCS) Team 150
Source: Defense Finance and Accounting Service

SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE

(Effective Jan. 1, 2022)

Officers Enlisted Members
$280.29/month $406.98/month