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Enlisted Pay Chart 1940-1941

1940-1941 U.S. Military Enlisted Base Pay Charts

On September 16, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the "Selective Training and Service Act of 1940" which consolidated base pay for enlisted personnel using the Navy/Coast Guard model of 1922 and provided a base pay raise for Grades 4 through 7.

1939 Pay | 1941 Pay | Pay Raises

The United States military pay scales effective October 1940 through July 1941 for active components of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard.

The pay rates are monthly, US dollar.

1940-1941 Enlisted Military Base Pay Chart

Enlisted base pay for less than 4 to over 16 years of service.
Grade

note 1

Years of Service
Under 4 Over 4 Over 8 Over 12 Over 16
1st 126.00 138.60 144.90 151.20 157.50
2nd 84.00 92.40 96.60 100.80 105.00
3rd 72.00 79.20 82.80 86.40 90.00
4th 60.00 66.00 69.00 72.00 75.00
5th 54.00 59.40 62.10 64.80 67.50
6th 36.00 39.60 41.40 42.30 45.00
7th 30.00 33.00 34.50 36.00 37.50
7th

Less than 4 months

21.00  


Additional Pay for Specialists' ratings
GradeYears of Service
Over 4See note 2
1st 30.00
2nd 25.00
3rd 20.00
4th 15.00
5th 6.00
6th 3.00

Note 1: The "E" and "O" pay grades did not come until the approval of the Career Compensation Act of 1949; however, for comparison purposes, the 1st Grade, is the same as today's E-7; 7th Grade is the same as E-1.

Note 2: Enlisted men shall receive pay for specialists' ratings upon completion of the first four years of service.

Effective October 1, 1940 to July 1941.

1940-1941 Enlisted Base Pay Chart for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

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