This table reflects the schedule of 2021 military pay dates for the active and reserve components. The information may help avoid any confusion as to when you should expect to see the payment deposited to your account.
Note: Each service member has the option of receiving his or her pay once or twice a month. If they select to receive their pay twice a month, they will receive semi-monthly pay on the 15th of each month. If the 1st or 15th falls on Saturday or Sunday, payday is the Friday before.
|Pay Period||Mid-month Payday||LES Available||End-of-Month Payday||LES Available|
|January||Jan. 15||Jan. 8||Feb. 1||Jan. 25|
|February||Feb. 12||Feb. 5||Mar. 1||Feb. 22|
|March||Mar. 15||Mar. 8||Apr. 1||Mar. 25|
|April||Apr. 15||Apr. 8||Apr. 30||Apr. 23|
|May||May 14||May 7||June 1||May 25|
|June||June 15||June 8||July 1||June 24|
|July||July 15||July 8||July 30||July 23|
|August||Aug. 13||Aug. 6||Sep. 1||Aug. 25|
|September||Sep. 15||Sep. 8||Oct. 1||Sept. 24|
|October||Oct. 15||Oct. 8||Nov. 1||Oct. 25|
|November||Nov. 15||Nov. 8||Dec. 1||Nov. 24|
|December||Dec. 15||Dec. 8||Dec. 30||Dec. 23|
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