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Military Pay Chart 1965

1965 US Military Basic Pay Charts

Enlisted members received a pay raise of between 11% to 12.7%, and officers received between 6% to 22% raise depending on their Pay Grade and time in service as a result of the legislation that produced Public Law 89-132.

The law also added a provision that Servicemembers would enjoy free postage from combat zones; it states, "Any first-class mail matter admissible to the mails as ordinary mail matter which is sent by any member of the Armed Forces from--

  1. Vietnam, until such time as the President determines that Vietnam is no longer an area in which members of the Armed Forces are engaged in combat, and
  2. any other area or areas in which the President determines members of the Armed Forces are engaged in combat, to any person in the United States (including Puerto Rico or any possession of the United States) shall be transmitted in the mails free of postage, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe after consultation with the Postmaster General."

The United States military pay scales below became effective on September 1, 1965 and continued to be in effect until June 30, 1966. 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.

1965 Basic Living Allowances
1965 Enlisted Pay Chart
1965 Officer Pay Chart

1965 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-7 261.00 312.90 324.30 335.70 347.10
E-6 225.00 273.00 284.40 295.80 307.50
E-5 194.10 239.10 250.50 261.60 278.70
E-4 165.50 204.90 216.00 233.10 244.80
E-3 117.90 164.70 176.40 187.80 187.80
E-2 97.50 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50
E-1 93.90 125.10 125.10 125.10 125.10
E-1 with less than 4 months of service 87.90        
Enlisted military pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9   494.70 506.10 517.80 529.20
E-8 415.20 426.60 438.00 449.40 460.80
E-7 358.20 369.60 381.30 398.40 409.50
E-6 318.60 330.00 347.10 358.20 369.60
E-5 290.10 301.50 312.90 318.60 318.60
E-4 244.80 244.80 244.80 244.80 244.80
E-3 187.80 187.80 187.80 187.80 187.80
E-2 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50
E-1 125.10 125.10 125.10 125.10 125.10
Enlisted military pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
E-9 540.60 551.70 580.50 580.50 636.90
E-8 472.20 483.60 512.10 512.10 568.80
E-7 420.90 426.60 455.10 455.10 512.10
E-6 375.60 375.60 375.60 375.60 375.60
E-5 318.60 318.60 318.60 318.60 318.60
E-4 244.80 244.80 244.80 244.80 244.80
E-3 187.80 187.80 187.80 187.80 187.80
E-2 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50
E-1 125.10 125.10 125.10 125.10 125.10

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1965 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
1380.00 1428.90 1428.90 1428.90 1428.90
O-9
See Note 1
1223.10 1254.90 1282.20 1282.20 1282.20
O-8 1107.90 1140.90 1167.90 1167.90 1167.90
O-7 920.40 983.40 983.40 983.40 1026.90
O-6 681.90 749.70 798.60 798.60 798.60
O-5 545.40 641.10 684.60 684.60 684.60
O-4 460.20 559.80 597.60 597.60 608.40
O-3 427.80 477.90 510.60 565.20 592.20
O-2 342.60 407.40 489.00 505.20 516.00
O-1 294.60 325.80 407.40 407.40 407.40
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E       565.20 592.20
O-2E       505.20 516.00
O-1E       407.40 434.70
Warrant Officers
  Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
W-4 435.60 467.10 467.10 477.90 499.80
W-3 396.00 429.30 429.30 434.70 440.10
W-2 346.50 375.00 375.00 385.80 407.40
W-1 288.90 331.50 331.50 358.80 375.00
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
1483.20 1483.20 1597.20 1597.20 1711.20
O-9
See Note 1
1314.60 1314.60 1368.90 1368.90 1483.20
O-8 1254.90 1254.90 1314.60 1314.60 1368.90
O-7 1026.90 1086.60 1086.60 1140.90 1254.90
O-6 798.60 798.60 798.60 825.90 956.10
O-5 684.60 706.20 744.00 793.20 852.90
O-4 635.70 678.90 717.00 749.70 782.40
O-3 613.80 646.50 678.90 695.40 695.40
O-2 516.00 516.00 516.00 516.00 516.00
O-1 407.40 407.40 407.40 407.40 407.40
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 613.80 646.50 678.90 706.20 706.20
O-2E 530.20 559.80 581.40 597.60 597.60
O-1E 450.90 467.10 483.30 505.20 505.20
Warrant Officers
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W-4 521.40 543.00 581.40 608.40 630.30
W-3 472.50 499.80 516.00 532.20 548.40
W-2 429.30 445.50 461.70 477.90 494.40
W-1 391.20 407.40 423.90 440.10 456.30
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
1711.20 1711.20 1825.20 1825.20 1939.50
O-9
See Note 1
1483.20 1597.20 1597.20 1597.20 1711.20
O-8 1428.90 1483.20 1542.90 1542.90 1542.90
O-7 1341.90 1341.90 1341.90 1341.90 1341.90
O-6 1005.00 1026.90 1086.60 1086.60 1178.70
O-5 901.80 928.80 961.50 961.50 961.50
O-4 804.00 804.00 804.00 804.00 804.00
O-3 695.40 695.40 695.40 695.40 695.40
O-2 516.00 516.00 516.00 516.00 516.00
O-1 407.40 407.40 407.40 407.40 407.40
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 706.20 706.20 706.20 706.20 706.20
O-2E 597.60 597.60 597.60 597.60 597.60
O-1E 505.20 505.20 505.20 505.20 505.20
Warrant Officers
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
W-4 646.50 668.10 690.00 690.00 744.00
W-3 565.20 586.80 608.40 608.40 630.30
W-2 510.60 526.80 548.40 548.40 548.40
W-1 472.50 489.00 489.00 489.00 489.00

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, $2140.20, 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 September 1, 1965 through June 30, 1966.

1965 Basic Military Pay Chart archive for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
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