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Military Pay Chart 1987

1987 US Military Basic Pay Charts

On November 14, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 99-61, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, which provided for a 3% increase basic pay, basic allowance for quarters, and basic subsistence allowance for the uniformed members of the Armed Forces.

The Navy active duty end-strength total, officer and enlisted, for 1987 was 586,842.

The United States military pay scales below became effective on January 1, 1987 and continued to be in effect until December 31, 1987. 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.

1987 Sea Pay Chart
1987 Submarine Pay Chart
1987 Aviation Pay Chart
1987 Basic Living Allowances
1987 Officer Pay Chart

1987 Enlisted Basic Military Pay Chart

Enlisted 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 1,155.90 1,247.70 1,294.20 1,339.20 1,385.10
E-6 994.50 1083.90 1129.20 1177.20 1,221.00
E-5 872.70 950.10 996.00 1039.50 1,107.60
E-4 814.20 859.50 909.90 980.70 1,019.40
E-3 766.80 808.80 841.50 874.80 874.80
E-2 738.00 738.00 738.00 738.00 738.00
E-1 658.20 658.20 658.20 658.20 658.20
E-1
Less than 4 months
608.40        
Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9   1,974.00 2,018.70 2,064.30 2,111.70
E-8 1,655.70 1,702.80 1,747.50 1,793.10 1,840.20
E-7 1,429.20 1,474.80 1,520.70 1,589.40 1,634.70
E-6 1,265.40 1,311.90 1,379.40 1,422.60 1,468.50
E-5 1,152.60 1,198.50 1,242.60 1,265.40 1,265.40
E-4 1,019.40 1,019.40 1,019.40 1,019.40 1,019.40
E-3 874.80 874.80 874.80 874.80 874.80
E-2 738.00 738.00 738.00 738.00 738.00
E-1 658.20 658.20 658.20 658.20 658.20
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay Grade Years of Service
Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 26
E-9
See Note 1
2,158.80 2,200.80 2,316.60 2,541.90
E-8 1,882.80 1,929.00 2,042.40 2,270.10
E-7 1,680.30 1,702.20 1,816.50 2,042.40
E-6 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00 1,491.00
E-5 1,265.40 1,265.40 1,265.40 1,265.40
E-4 1,019.40 1,019.40 1,019.40 1,019.40
E-3 874.80 874.80 874.80 874.80
E-2 738.00 738.00 738.00 738.00
E-1 658.20 658.20 658.20 658.20

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1987 Officer Basic Military Pay Chart

Officer 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 2
5,378.10 5,567.70 5,567.70 5,567.70 5,567.70
O-9 4,766.70 4,891.50 4,995.60 4,995.60 4,995.60
O-8 4,317.30 4,446.60 4,552.20 4,552.20 4,552.20
O-7 3,587.40 3,831.30 3,831.30 3,831.30 4,002.90
O-6 2,658.90 2,921.40 3,112.50 3,112.50 3,112.50
O-5 2,126.40 2,497.20 2,669.70 2,669.70 2,669.70
O-4 1,792.50 2,182.80 2,328.30 2,328.30 2,371.50
O-3 1,665.90 1,862.40 1,990.80 2,202.90 2,308.20
O-2 1,452.60 1,586.40 1,905.60 1,969.80 2,011.20
O-1 1,260.90 1,312.80 1,586.40 1,586.40 1,586.40
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E       2,202.90 2,308.20
O-2E       1,969.80 2,011.20
O-1E       1,586.40 1,694.70
Warrant Officers
  Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
W-4 1,697.10 1,820.70 1,820.70 1,862.40 1,947.00
W-3 1,542.30 1,673.10 1,673.10 1,694.70 1,714.50
W-2 1,350.90 1,461.60 1,461.60 1,504.20 1,586.40
W-1 1,125.60 1,290.60 1,290.60 1,398.30 1,461.60
Officer 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
5,781.00 5,781.00 5,900.10 5,900.10 5,900.10
O-9 5,122.50 5,122.50 5,335.80 5,335.80 5,781.00
O-8 4,891.50 4,891.50 5,122.50 5,122.50 5,335.80
O-7 4,002.90 4,235.10 4,235.10 4,446.60 4,891.50
O-6 3,112.50 3,112.50 3,112.50 3,218.10 3,727.20
O-5 2,669.70 2,750.70 2,898.30 3,092.70 3,324.00
O-4 2,476.20 2,645.10 2,793.90 2,921.40 3,049.50
O-3 2,391.30 2,520.60 2,645.10 2,710.20 2,710.20
O-2 2,011.20 2,011.20 2,011.20 2,011.20 2,011.20
O-1 1,586.40 1,586.40 1,586.40 1,586.40 1,586.40
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 2,391.30 2,520.60 2,645.10 2,750.70 2,750.70
O-2E 2,074.80 2,182.80 2,266.20 2,328.30 2,328.30
O-1E 1,757.10 1,820.70 1,884.00 1,969.80 1,969.80
Warrant Officers
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W-4 2,032.80 2,118.30 2,266.20 2,371.50 2,454.60
W-3 1,839.90 1,947.00 2,011.20 2,074.80 2,136.60
W-2 1,673.10 1,736.70 1,800.30 1,862.40 1,927.50
W-1 1,524.30 1,586.40 1,652.10 1,714.50 1,778.10
Officer pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay Grade Years of Service
Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 26
O-10
See Note 2 & 3
5,900.10 5,900.10 5,900.10 5,900.10
O-9
See Note 3
5,781.00 5,900.10 5,900.10 5,900.10
O-8
See Note 3
5,567.70 5,781.00 5,900.10 5,900.10
O-7 5,227.80 5,227.80 5,227.80 5,227.80
O-6 3,917.70 4,002.90 4,235.10 4,593.30
O-5 3,514.80 3,621.30 3,747.60 3,747.60
O-4 3,133.80 3,133.80 3,133.80 3,133.80
O-3 2,710.20 2,710.20 2,710.20 2,710.20
O-2 2,011.20 2,011.20 2,011.20 2,011.20
O-1 1,586.40 1,586.40 1,586.40 1,586.40
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 2,750.70 2,750.70 2,750.70 2,750.70
O-2E 2,328.30 2,328.30 2,328.30 2,328.30
O-1E 1,969.80 1,969.80 1,969.80 1,969.80
Warrant Officers
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 26
W-4 2,520.60 2,601.90 2,688.90 2,898.30
W-3 2,202.90 2,288.40 2,371.50 2,454.60
W-2 1,990.80 2,053.80 2,136.60 2,136.60
W-1 1,839.90 1,905.60 1,905.60 1,905.60

NOTE 1. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's basic pay is $1851.00 regardless of cumulative years of service.

NOTE 2. The Chief of Naval Operations pay remains $5900.10, regardless of time in service. Basic pay is limited to $3958.20 by the Level V of the Executive Schedule.

Note 3. Effective March 1, 1987, the maximum basic pay for O-10 and O-9 was $6041.70, and for O-8 the maximum became $6012.90.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.
Effective January 1, 1987 through December 31, 1987.

1987 Basic Military Pay Chart archive for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
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