1941-1942 U.S. Enlisted Military Base Pay Charts
The United States military enlisted base pay scales effective August 1, 1941 through May 31, 1942 for active components of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard.
The United States officially entered World War II on December 8, 1941, the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The pay rates are monthly, US dollar.
1941-1942 Enlisted Military Base Pay Chart
|Years of Service|
|Under 4||Over 4||Over 8||Over 12||Over 16|
Less than 4 months
|Grade||Years of Service|
|Over 4||See note 2|
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 of the Army and the Marine Corps shall receive, as a permanent addition to their pay, an increase of 10 per centum of their base pay and pay for specialists' ratings upon completion of the first four years of service, and an additional increase of 5 per centum of such base pay and pay for specialists' ratings for each four years of service thereafter, but the total of such increases shall not exceed 25 per centum. Enlisted men of the Navy shall be entitled to receive at least the same pay and allowances as are provided for enlisted men in similar grades in the Army and Marine Corps.
Effective August 1941 to May 1942.