1920-1921 U.S. Military Pay Charts
President Woodrow Wilson, on May 18, 1920, signed, "An act To increase the efficiency of the commissioned and enlisted personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and Public Health Service ." providing a pay raise for each member of the active military. The pay rates remained in effect from January 1, 1920 through June 30, 1922.
1920-1921 Military Pay Chart
|Years of Service|
|Under 5||Over 5||Over 10||Over 15||Over 20|
Note 1: 8th rank is Navy Rear-Admiral and Army Major-General; 7th rank is Navy Commodore and Army Brigadier-General; 6th rank is Navy Captain, and Army and Marine Corps Colonel; 5th rank is Navy Commander, and Army and Marine Corps Lieutenant-Colonel; 4th rank is Navy Lieutenant-Commander, and Army and Marine Corps Major; 3rd rank is Navy Lieutenant, and Army and Marine Corps Captain; 2nd rank is Navy Lieutenant (junior-grade), and Army and Marine Corps First Lieutenant; 1st rank is Navy Ensign, and Army and Marine Corps Second Lieutenant.
Effective January 1, 1920 through June 30, 1922.