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Military Pay Chart 1949-1951

1949-1951 US Military Basic Pay Charts

Public Law 81-351, the "Career Compensation Act of 1949", signed by President Truman on the 12th of October 1949, was the first legislation that made reference to the primary element of a Servicemember's pay as “basic pay.”

The United States military pay scales below are for the years 1949 through 1951 for active components of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.

The pay rates are monthly, US dollar.

1950-1951 Basic Living Allowances
1950-1951 Sea Pay Chart
1950-1951 Hazardous Duty Pay Chart
1950-1951 Officer Pay Chart

1949-1951 Enlisted Basic Military Pay Chart

Enlisted pay for less than 2 to over 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Less than 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
E-7198.45198.45198.45205.80213.15
E-6169.05169.05169.05176.40183.75
E-5139.65147.00147.00154.35161.70
E-4117.60124.95124.95132.30139.65
E-395.55102.90102.90110.25117.60
E-282.5090.0090.0097.50105.00
E-180.0087.5087.5095.0095.00
Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-7220.50227.85235.20242.55249.90
E-6191.10205.80213.15220.50235.20
E-5169.05175.81183.46191.10198.74
E-4147.00154.35161.70169.05176.40
E-3124.95132.30139.65147.00147.00
E-2112.50120.00120.00120.00120.00
E-195.0095.0095.0095.0095.00
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
E-7264.60264.60279.30279.30294.00
E-6249.90249.90259.90259.90259.90
E-5206.39206.39236.96236.96236.96
E-4191.10191.10191.10191.10191.10
E-3147.00147.00147.00147.00147.00
E-2120.00120.00120.00120.00120.00
E-195.0095.0095.0095.0095.00
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1949-1951 Officer Basic Military Pay Chart

Officer pay chart for under 2 years to 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
O-10

See Note 1

926.25926.25926.25926.25926.25
O-9

See Note 1

926.25926.25926.25926.25926.25
O-8926.25926.25926.25926.25926.25
O-7769.50769.50769.50769.50769.50
O-6570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00
O-5456.00456.00456.00456.00456.00
O-4384.75384.75384.75384.75384.75
O-3313.50313.50313.50327.75342.00
O-2249.38263.63263.63277.88292.13
O-1213.75228.00228.00242.25256.50
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-4320.10320.10320.10320.10334.65
W-3291.00291.00291.00291.00298.28
W-2254.63254.63254.63254.63254.63
W-1210.98210.98210.98210.98218.25
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 1

926.25926.25926.25926.25926.25
O-9

See Note 1

926.25926.25926.25926.25926.25
O-8926.25926.25926.25926.25926.25
O-7769.50769.50769.50769.50769.50
O-6570.00570.00570.00570.00584.25
O-5456.00456.00470.25484.50498.75
O-4399.00413.25427.50441.75456.00
O-3356.25370.50384.75399.00413.25
O-2306.38320.63334.88349.13349.13
O-1270.75285.00299.25313.50313.50
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-4349.20363.75378.30392.85407.60
W-3305.55312.83320.10327.38334.65
W-2261.90269.18276.45283.73291.00
W-1225.53232.80240.08247.35254.63
Officer pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 22Over 24Over 26Over 30
O-10

See Note 1

926.25926.25926.25926.25954.75
O-9

See Note 1

926.25926.25926.25926.25954.75
O-8926.25926.25926.25926.25954.75
O-7769.50769.50769.50798.00826.50
O-6612.75641.25641.25669.75698.25
O-5527.25555.75555.75584.25584.25
O-4484.50498.75498.75513.00513.00
O-3427.50441.75441.75441.75441.75
O-2349.13349.13349.13349.13349.13
O-1313.50313.50313.50313.50313.50
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 22Over 24Over 26Over 30
W-4421.95436.50436.50451.05465.60
W-3349.20363.75363.75378.30392.85
W-2305.55320.10320.10334.65349.20
W-1269.18283.73283.73298.28298.28

NOTE 1. Pay Grades O-9, O-10 and Fleet Admiral(O-10) received an additional "Personal Money Allowance" of $41.67, $183.33 and $416.67, respectively.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.
Effective October 1, 1949 to April 30, 1952.

1949, 1950 and 1951 Basic Military Pay Chart archive for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

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