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Military Pay Chart 1963

1963 US Military Basic Pay Charts

Before this year, the last basic pay raise for members of the armed forces became effective on June 1, 1958. The raise for 1963 was 12.6% at a cost of $1.19 billion, but some military members received up to 27.2% by virtue of additional longevity raises that did not exist previously.

During this pay period, more emphasis was placed on tenure as Pay Grades saw additional longevity opportunities added over previous years, including longevity raises for all effected Pay Grades at 20 years of service. The longevity raise at 30 years of service for W-4 has been eliminated.

For fiscal year 1963, on September 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law (PL) 87-649 establishing Title 37 of the United States Code, entitled "Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services." Title 37 became the guidance for all military pay as of the law's date. The PL also amended Title 10 U.S.C. to restrict the number of E-8 and E-9 with the following text: "Except as provided in section 307 of title 37, the authorized daily average number of enlisted members on active duty (other than for training) in an armed force in pay grades E-8 and E-9 in a calendar year may not be more than 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively, of the number of enlisted members of that armed force who are on active duty (other than for training) on January 1 of that year."

The United States military pay scales below became effective on October 1, 1963 and continued to be in effect until August 31, 1964. It is the basic pay amounts for the active components of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard.

The pay rates are monthly, US dollar.

1963 Basic Living Allowances
1963 Sea Pay Chart
1963 Hazardous Duty Pay Chart
1963 Officer Pay Chart

1963 Enlisted Basic Military Pay Chart

Enlisted military pay chart for less than 2 to over 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Less than 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
E-7 206.39 275.00 285.00 295.00 305.00
E-6 175.81 240.00 250.00 260.00 270.00
E-5 145.24 210.00 220.00 230.00 245.00
E-4 122.30 180.00 190.00 205.00 215.00
E-3 99.37 145.00 155.00 165.00 165.00
E-2 85.80 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00
E-1 83.20 110.00 110.00 110.00 110.00
E-1 with less than 4 months of service 78.00        
Enlisted military pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9   435.00 445.00 455.00 465.00
E-8 365.00 375.00 385.00 395.00 405.00
E-7 315.00 325.00 335.00 350.00 360.00
E-6 280.00 290.00 305.00 315.00 325.00
E-5 255.00 265.00 275.00 280.00 280.00
E-4 215.00 215.00 215.00 215.00 215.00
E-3 165.00 165.00 165.00 165.00 165.00
E-2 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00
E-1 110.00 110.00 110.00 110.00 110.00
Enlisted military pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
E-9 475.00 485.00 510.00 510.00 560.00
E-8 415.00 425.00 450.00 450.00 500.00
E-7 370.00 375.00 400.00 400.00 450.00
E-6 330.00 330.00 330.00 330.00 330.00
E-5 280.00 280.00 280.00 280.00 280.00
E-4 215.00 215.00 215.00 215.00 215.00
E-3 165.00 165.00 165.00 165.00 165.00
E-2 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00
E-1 110.00 110.00 110.00 110.00 110.00
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1963 Officer Basic Military Pay Chart

Officer military pay chart for under 2 years to 6 years of service.
Pay Grade Years of Service
Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
O-10
See Note 1
1200.00 1315.00 1315.00 1315.00 1315.00
O-9
See Note 1
1063.30 1155.00 1180.00 1180.00 1180.00
O-8 963.30 1050.00 1075.00 1075.00 1075.00
O-7 800.28 905.00 905.00 905.00 945.00
O-6 592.80 690.00 735.00 735.00 735.00
O-5 474.24 590.00 630.00 630.00 630.00
O-4 400.14 515.00 550.00 550.00 560.00
O-3 326.04 440.00 470.00 520.00 545.00
O-2 259.36 375.00 450.00 465.00 475.00
O-1 222.30 300.00 375.00 375.00 375.00
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E       520.00 545.00
O-2E       465.00 475.00
O-1E       375.00 400.00
Warrant Officers
  Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
W-4 332.90 430.00 430.00 440.00 460.00
W-3 302.64 395.00 395.00 400.00 405.00
W-2 264.82 345.00 345.00 355.00 375.00
W-1 219.42 305.00 305.00 330.00 345.00
Officer military pay chart for 8 years to 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
O-10
See Note 1
1365.00 1365.00 1470.00 1470.00 1575.00
O-9
See Note 1
1210.00 1210.00 1260.00 1260.00 1365.00
O-8 1155.00 1155.00 1210.00 1210.00 1260.00
O-7 945.00 1000.00 1000.00 1050.00 1155.00
O-6 735.00 735.00 735.00 760.00 880.00
O-5 630.00 650.00 685.00 730.00 785.00
O-4 585.00 625.00 660.00 690.00 720.00
O-3 565.00 595.00 625.00 640.00 640.00
O-2 475.00 475.00 475.00 475.00 475.00
O-1 375.00 375.00 375.00 375.00 375.00
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 565.00 595.00 625.00 650.00 650.00
O-2E 490.00 515.00 535.00 550.00 550.00
O-1E 415.00 430.00 445.00 465.00 465.00
Warrant Officers
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W-4 480.00 500.00 535.00 560.00 580.00
W-3 435.00 460.00 475.00 490.00 505.00
W-2 395.00 410.00 425.00 440.00 455.00
W-1 360.00 375.00 390.00 405.00 420.00
Officer military pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
O-10
See Note 1
1575.00 1680.00 1680.00 1680.00 1785.00
O-9
See Note 1
1365.00 1470.00 1470.00 1470.00 1575.00
O-8 1315.00 1365.00 1420.00 1420.00 1420.00
O-7 1235.00 1235.00 1235.00 1235.00 1235.00
O-6 925.00 945.00 1000.00 1000.00 1085.00
O-5 835.00 855.00 885.00 885.00 885.00
O-4 740.00 740.00 740.00 740.00 740.00
O-3 640.00 640.00 640.00 640.00 640.00
O-2 475.00 475.00 475.00 475.00 475.00
O-1 375.00 375.00 375.00 375.00 375.00
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 650.00 650.00 650.00 650.00 650.00
O-2E 550.00 550.00 550.00 550.00 550.00
O-1E 465.00 465.00 465.00 465.00 465.00
Warrant Officers
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
W-4 595.00 615.00 635.00 635.00 685.00
W-3 520.00 540.00 560.00 560.00 580.00
W-2 470.00 485.00 505.00 505.00 505.00
W-1 436.00 450.00 450.00 450.00 450.00

NOTE 1. Pay Grades O-9, O-10 and Fleet Admiral(O-10) received an additional "Personal Money Allowance" of $41.67, $183.33 and $333.33, respectively. While in Pay Grade O-9, serving as a member of the United Nations, the Personal Money Allowance of $225.00 was authorized. The Chief of Naval Operations pay, $1970.00, regardless of time in service.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.
Effective October 1, 1963 through August 31, 1964.

1963 Basic Military Pay Chart archive for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
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