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Military Pay Chart 1955-1957

1955-1957 U.S. Military Basic Pay Charts

Military members received a pay raise of between zero to 9% depending on their time in service. During this pay period, more emphasis was placed on tenure as Pay Grades saw additional longevity opportunities added over previous years.

1954 Pay | 1958 Pay | Pay Raises

The United States military pay scales below became effective on April 1, 1955 and continued to be in effect until May 31, 1958. 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.

1955-1957 Enlisted Basic Military Pay Chart

Enlisted pay for less than 2 to over 6 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
E-7206.39222.30222.30230.10237.90
E-6175.81187.20187.20195.00214.50
E-5145.24163.80163.80183.30191.10
E-4122.30140.40140.40159.90167.70
E-399.37117.00117.00132.60140.40
E-285.80101.40101.40109.20117.00
E-183.2098.8098.80106.60106.60


Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-7253.50261.30273.00280.80288.60
E-6222.30234.00241.80249.60257.40
E-5202.80210.60218.40226.20234.00
E-4179.40187.20195.00202.80210.60
E-3148.20156.00159.90163.80163.80
E-2124.80132.60132.60132.60132.60
E-1106.60106.60106.60106.60106.60
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
E-7275.18275.18290.47290.47305.76
E-6244.61244.61259.90259.90259.90
E-5221.68221.68236.96236.96236.96
E-4198.74198.74198.74198.74198.74
E-3163.80163.80163.80163.80163.80
E-2132.60132.60132.60132.60132.60
E-1106.60106.60106.60106.60106.60

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1955-1957 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

963.30963.301021.801021.801021.80
O-9

See Note 1

963.30963.301021.801021.801021.80
O-8963.30963.301021.801021.801021.80
O-7800.28800.28850.00850.00850.00
O-6592.80592.80631.80631.80631.80
O-5474.24474.24507.00507.00507.00
O-4400.14400.14429.00429.00429.00
O-3326.04326.04351.00374.40405.60
O-2259.36274.18335.40335.40351.00
O-1222.30237.12296.40296.40312.00
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-4332.90354.90354.90354.90370.50
W-3302.64323.70323.70323.70331.50
W-2264.82280.80280.80280.80288.60
W-1219.42251.20251.20251.20266.80
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

1021.801021.801021.801021.801021.80
O-9

See Note 1

1021.801021.801021.801021.801021.80
O-81021.801021.801021.801021.801021.80
O-7850.00850.00850.00850.00850.00
O-6631.80631.80631.80631.80655.20
O-5507.00507.00530.40561.60577.20
O-4452.40483.60499.20514.80530.40
O-3421.20436.80452.40468.00483.60
O-2366.60382.20397.80413.40413.40
O-1327.60343.20358.80374.40374.40
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-4386.10401.70421.20452.40468.00
W-3339.30347.10358.80374.40382.20
W-2304.20319.80335.40350.00357.80
W-1286.30294.10305.80313.60321.40


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 1

1021.801021.801021.801021.801276.40
O-9

See Note 1

1021.801021.801021.801021.801176.40
O-81021.801021.801021.801021.801076.40
O-7850.00850.00850.00904.80976.20
O-6717.60748.80748.80780.00811.20
O-5608.40639.60639.60670.80670.80
O-4561.60577.20577.20592.80592.80
O-3499.20514.80514.80514.80514.80
O-2413.40413.40413.40413.40413.40
O-1374.40374.40374.40374.40374.40
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26
W-4483.60499.20499.20514.20530.40
W-3405.60428.00428.00443.60459.20
W-2373.40389.40389.40404.60420.20
W-1337.00352.60352.60386.20386.20

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. While in Pay Grade O-9, serving as a member of the United Nations, the Personal Money Allowance of $225.00 was authorized.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer.
Effective April 1, 1955 through May 31, 1958.

1955, 1956 and 1957 Basic Military Pay Chart for the active duty personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

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