Basic Military Pay or "base pay" is the standard amount of compensation for service members based on each individual pay grade. This is a service members compensation before additional allowances such as BAH, Cost-of Living (COLA), Clothing, Bonuses, Special Pay. The articles in this section can help service members and spouses to navigate the confusing waters that comprise military pay.
2020 Military Pay Dates
When will you get paid? When is your LES available? We have the answers here!
Thrift Savings Plan Overview
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers service members flexibility in investment planning.
Military Pay Allotments
An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically distributed for you, from your pay.
Questions About Pay
Have a general question about active duty or retired pay rates? Check with these resources.
Military Advance Pay
Advance pay gives you cash to help with the expenses of a PCS move.