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Military Pay Chart 1986

1986 US Military Basic Pay Charts

On November 8, 1985, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 99-145 which "prohibits adjustment to compensation levels of members of the uniformed services in conformity with adjustment to GS-level compensation of employees of the Federal Government during 1986. Increases by 3.0 percent, effective January 1, 1986, the rates of basic pay for all military personnel" which froze military pay, but still implemented the raise; furthermore, on December 30, 1985, President Reagan signed Executive Order 12540 that made the 3 percent pay raise retroactively effective to October 1, 1985.

The law also authorized for the first time the payment of a variable housing allowance for certain members of the armed forces who pay child support, and increased the family separation allowance for military members from $30 to $60 monthly.

The Navy active duty end-strength total, officer and enlisted, for 1986 was 581,119.

The United States military pay scales below became effective on October 1, 1985 and continued to be in effect until December 31, 1986. 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.

1986 Enlisted Pay Chart - 1986 Officer Pay Chart

1986 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-71,122.291,211.281,256.391,300.271,344.77
E-6965.321,052.451,096.331,142.991,185.32
E-5847.28922.37966.861,009.191,075.32
E-4790.42834.61883.43952.34989.73
E-3744.69785.17817.00849.44849.44
E-2716.26716.26716.26716.26716.26
E-1639.01639.01639.01639.01639.01
E-1
Less than 4 months
590.81    
Enlisted military pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9 1,916.421,959.992,004.172,050.22
E-81,607.421,653.151,696.411,740.911,786.64
E-71,387.411,431.911,476.401,543.151,587.02
E-61,228.581,273.701,339.211,381.231,425.73
E-51,118.891,163.691,206.341,228.581,228.58
E-4989.73989.73989.73989.73989.73
E-3849.44849.44849.44849.44849.44
E-2716.26716.26716.26716.26716.26
E-1639.01639.01639.01639.01639.01
Enlisted military pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
E-9
See Note 1
2,095.952,136.742,249.212,467.67
E-81,828.041,872.851,982.852,204.10
E-71,631.521,652.841,763.771,982.85
E-61,447.361,447.361,447.361,447.36
E-51,228.581,228.581,228.581,228.58
E-4989.73989.73989.73989.73
E-3849.44849.44849.44849.44
E-2716.26716.26716.26716.26
E-1639.01639.01639.01639.01

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1986 Officer Basic Military Pay Chart

Officer military pay chart for under 2 years to 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
O-10
See Note 2
5,221.485,405.345,405.345,405.345,405.34
O-94,627.894,749.024,850.064,850.064,850.06
O-84,191.594,317.044,419.634,419.634,419.63
O-73,483.053,719.743,719.743,719.743,886.29
O-62,581.392,836.313,022.023,022.023,022.02
O-52,064.742,424.722,591.892,591.892,591.89
O-41,740.292,119.122,260.642,260.642,302.36
O-31,617.311,807.961,932.802,138.592,240.87
O-21,410.281,540.061,849.981,912.401,952.57
O-11,224.261,274.631,540.061,540.061,540.06
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E   2,138.592,240.87
O-2E   1,912.401,952.57
O-1E   1,540.061,645.12
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-41,647.591,767.481,767.481,807.961,890.15
W-31,497.411,624.411,624.411,645.121,664.58
W-21,311.711,418.931,418.931,460.331,540.06
W-11,092.931,253.001,253.001,357.441,418.93
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 2
5,612.685,612.685,896.655,896.655,896.65
O-94,973.364,973.365,180.395,180.395,612.68
O-84,749.024,749.024,973.364,973.365,180.39
O-73,886.294,111.864,111.864,317.044,749.02
O-63,022.023,022.023,022.023,124.613,618.70
O-52,670.692,814.063,002.553,227.203,412.60
O-42,404.332,568.102,712.712,836.312,960.84
O-32,321.832,446.972,568.102,631.442,631.44
O-21,952.571,952.571,952.571,952.571,952.57
O-11,540.061,540.061,540.061,540.061,540.06
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E2,321.832,446.972,568.102,670.692,670.69
O-2E2,014.372,119.122,200.082,260.642,260.64
O-1E1,705.681,767.481,828.971,912.401,912.40
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-41,973.582,056.402,200.082,302.362,383.32
W-31,786.331,890.151,952.572,014.372,074.63
W-21,624.411,685.901,747.701,807.961,871.30
W-11,479.801,540.061,604.021,664.581,726.07
Officer military pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
O-10
See Note 2
5,896.655,896.655,896.655,896.65
O-95,612.685,896.655,896.655,896.65
O-85,405.345,612.685,837.635,837.63
O-75,075.335,075.335,075.335,075.33
O-63,803.793,886.294,111.864,459.49
O-53,515.803,638.483,638.483,638.48
O-43,042.723,042.723,042.723,042.72
O-32,631.442,631.442,631.442,631.44
O-21,952.571,952.571,952.571,952.57
O-11,540.061,540.061,540.061,540.06
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E2,670.692,670.692,670.692,670.69
O-2E2,260.642,260.642,260.642,260.64
O-1E1,912.401,912.401,912.401,912.40
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
W-42,446.972,526.082,610.742,814.06
W-32,138.592,221.712,302.362,383.32
W-21,932.801,993.982,074.632,074.63
W-11,786.331,847.921,847.921,847.92

NOTE 1. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's basic pay is $3182.10 regardless of cumulative years of service.

NOTE 2. The Chief of Naval Operations pay remains $5896.70, regardless of time in service. Basic pay is limited by the Level V of the Executive Schedule.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.
Effective October 1, 1985 through December 31, 1986.

1986 Basic Military Pay Chart archive for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
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