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Military Pay Chart 1998

1998 US Military Basic Pay Charts

On December 31, 1997, President William J. Clinton signed Executive Order 13071 that implemented Public Law 105-85, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998, which provided for 2.8% increase in the rates of basic pay and basic allowance for subsistence. The law also increased the monthly family separation allowance (FSA) from from $75 to $100.

Public Law 105-85 also consolidated and revised generally Federal provisions concerning the basic allowance for quarters (BAQ), the variable housing allowance (VHA), and overseas housing allowances to a single basic allowance for housing (BAH).

The Navy active duty end-strength total, officer and enlisted, for 1998 was 382,338.

The United States military pay scales below became effective on January 1, 1998 and continued to be in effect until December 31, 1998. 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.

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1998 Officer Pay Chart

1998 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 1,626.30 1,755.60 1,820.10 1,884.30 1,948.50
E-6 1,398.90 1,524.90 1,588.20 1,655.70 1,718.10
E-5 1,227.60 1,336.20 1,401.00 1,462.20 1,558.20
E-4 1,144.80 1,209.30 1,280.40 1,379.10 1,433.70
E-3 1,079.10 1,137.90 1,183.20 1,230.30 1,230.30
E-2 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30
E-1 926.10 926.10 926.10 926.10 926.10
E-1
Less than 4 months
856.80        
Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9   2,777.40 2,839.80 2,904.00 2,970.90
E-8 2,328.90 2,396.10 2,458.80 2,522.70 2,589.60
E-7 2,010.60 2,074.80 2,139.60 2,236.20 2,299.80
E-6 1,779.90 1,845.30 1,940.10 2,001.30 2,065.80
E-5 1,621.80 1,685.70 1,748.10 1,779.90 1,779.90
E-4 1,433.70 1,433.70 1,433.70 1,433.70 1,433.70
E-3 1,230.30 1,230.30 1,230.30 1,230.30 1,230.30
E-2 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30
E-1 926.10 926.10 926.10 926.10 926.10
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay Grade Years of Service
Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
E-9
See Note 1
3,037.50 3,096.00 3,258.60 3,385.50 3,576.00
E-8 2,648.40 2,713.50 2,873.10 3,000.90 3,193.50
E-7 2,363.40 2,394.30 2,555.10 2,682.30 2,873.10
E-6 2,097.00 2,097.00 2,097.00 2,097.00 2,097.00
E-5 1,779.90 1,779.90 1,779.90 1,779.90 1,779.90
E-4 1,433.70 1,433.70 1,433.70 1,433.70 1,433.70
E-3 1,230.30 1,230.30 1,230.30 1,230.30 1,230.30
E-2 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30 1,038.30
E-1 926.10 926.10 926.10 926.10 926.10

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1998 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
7,566.30 7,832.40 7,832.40 7,832.40 7,832.40
O-9 6,705.60 6,881.40 7,028.10 7,028.10 7,028.10
O-8 6,073.50 6,255.90 6,404.10 6,404.10 6,404.10
O-7 5,046.60 5,389.80 5,389.80 5,389.80 5,631.60
O-6 3,740.40 4,109.40 4,379.10 4,379.10 4,379.10
O-5 2,991.90 3,512.70 3,755.70 3,755.70 3,755.70
O-4 2,521.50 3,070.80 3,275.40 3,275.40 3,336.30
O-3 2,343.30 2,619.90 2,801.10 3,099.00 3,247.50
O-2 2,043.60 2,231.70 2,681.10 2,771.40 2,828.70
O-1 1,774.20 1,846.50 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E       3,099.00 3,247.50
O-2E       2,771.40 2,828.70
O-1E       2,231.70 2,384.10
Warrant Officers
  Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
W-4 2,387.40 2,561.70 2,561.70 2,619.90 2,739.30
W-3 2,169.90 2,353.80 2,353.80 2,384.10 2,412.00
W-2 1,900.50 2,056.20 2,056.20 2,115.90 2,231.70
W-1 1,583.40 1,815.30 1,815.30 1,967.10 2,056.20
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
8,133.00 8,133.00 8,583.60 8,583.60 9,197.70
O-9 7,206.60 7,206.60 7,506.60 7,506.60 8,133.00
O-8 6,881.40 6,881.40 7,206.60 7,206.60 7,506.60
O-7 5,631.60 5,958.00 5,958.00 6,255.90 6,881.40
O-6 4,379.10 4,379.10 4,379.10 4,527.90 5,243.70
O-5 3,755.70 3,868.80 4,077.60 4,350.90 4,676.70
O-4 3,483.30 3,721.20 3,930.30 4,109.40 4,290.30
O-3 3,363.60 3,546.00 3,721.20 3,812.40 3,812.40
O-2 2,828.70 2,828.70 2,828.70 2,828.70 2,828.70
O-1 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 3,363.60 3,546.00 3,721.20 3,868.80 3,868.80
O-2E 2,918.40 3,070.80 3,188.10 3,275.40 3,275.40
O-1E 2,471.70 2,561.70 2,650.50 2,771.40 2,771.40
Warrant Officers
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W-4 2,859.90 2,979.90 3,188.10 3,336.30 3,453.60
W-3 2,588.40 2,739.30 2,828.70 2,918.40 3,005.70
W-2 2,353.80 2,443.20 2,532.60 2,619.90 2,712.00
W-1 2,144.40 2,231.70 2,323.50 2,412.00 2,501.70
Officer pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
O-10
See Note 2
9,197.70 9,813.60 9,813.60 9,813.60 10,424
O-9 8,133.00 8,583.60 8,583.60 8,583.60 9,197.70
O-8 7,832.40 8,133.00 8,333.70 8,333.70 8,333.70
O-7 7,354.80 7,354.80 7,354.80 7,354.80 7,354.80
O-6 5,511.30 5,631.60 5,958.00 6,159.30 6,461.70
O-5 4,944.30 5,094.60 5,272.50 5,272.50 5,272.50
O-4 4,407.90 4,407.90 4,407.90 4,407.90 4,407.90
O-3 3,812.40 3,812.40 3,812.40 3,812.40 3,812.40
O-2 2,828.70 2,828.70 2,828.70 2,828.70 2,828.70
O-1 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70 2,231.70
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E 3,868.80 3,868.80 3,868.80 3,868.80 3,868.80
O-2E 3,275.40 3,275.40 3,275.40 3,275.40 3,275.40
O-1E 2,771.40 2,771.40 2,771.40 2,771.40 2,771.40
Warrant Officers
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
W-5   4,074.60 4,228.80 4,351.20 4,534.50
W-4 3,546.00 3,660.30 3,782.70 3,900.60 4,077.60
W-3 3,099.00 3,219.90 3,336.30 3,336.30 3,453.60
W-2 2,801.10 2,889.00 3,005.70 3,005.70 3,005.70
W-1 2,588.40 2,681.10 2,681.10 2,681.10 2,681.10

NOTE 1. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's basic pay is $4346.40 regardless of cumulative years of service.

NOTE 2. The Chief of Naval Operations pay is $11,502.60, regardless of time in service, but basic pay is limited by the Level V of the Executive Schedule to $9,225.00.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.
Effective January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

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