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Military Pay Chart 1974

1974 US Military Basic Pay Charts

On October 3, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon signed Executive Order 11740, "Adjusting the Rates of Monthly Basic Pay for Members of the Uniformed Services" which provided for a pay raise of 6.2% for the uniformed members of the Armed Forces.

The United States military pay scales below became effective on October 1, 1973 and continued to be in effect until September 30, 1974. 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.

1974 Officer Pay Chart

1974 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-7538.50581.10602.70623.70645.30
E-6465.00507.30528.30550.20571.20
E-5408.30444.60465.90486.30518.10
E-4392.70414.60438.60473.10491.70
E-3377.70398.40414.30430.50430.50
E-2363.30363.30363.30363.30363.30
E-1326.10326.10326.10326.10326.10
Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9 919.20940.20961.50983.70
E-8771.30792.90813.90835.20856.80
E-7665.70686.70708.30740.40761.10
E-6592.20613.50645.30665.70686.70
E-5539.10560.70581.10592.20592.20
E-4491.70491.70491.70491.70491.70
E-3430.50430.50430.50430.50430.50
E-2363.30363.30363.30363.30363.30
E-1326.10326.10326.10326.10326.10
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
E-91,005.301,025.101,079.101,183.80
E-8877.20898.80951.301,057.50
E-7782.40792.90846.00951.30
E-6697.50697.50697.50697.50
E-5592.20592.20592.20592.20
E-4491.70491.70491.70491.70
E-3430.50430.50430.50430.50
E-2363.30363.30363.30363.30
E-1326.10326.10326.10326.10

1974 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
2,564.102,654.402,654.402,654.402,654.40
O-9
See Note 1
2,272.502,332.502,382.002,382.002,382.00
O-82,058.302,120.102,170.502,170.502,170.50
O-71,710.001,827.001,827.001,827.001,908.30
O-61,267.801,393.201,483.801,483.801,483.80
O-51,013.701,191.001,272.901,272.901,272.90
O-4855.001,040.401,110.601,110.601,130.40
O-3794.40888.00948.901,050.301,100.40
O-2692.40756.60908.70939.00958.80
O-1600.90625.80756.60756.60756.60
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E   1,050.301,100.40
O-2E   939.00958.80
O-1E   756.60807.60
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-4809.10867.90867.90888.00928.50
W-3735.90798.00798.00807.60817.50
W-2644.10696.60696.60717.00756.60
W-1536.70615.60615.60666.60696.60
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
2,756.102,756.102,967.302,967.303,179.70
O-9
See Note 1
2,442.302,442.302,543.702,543.702,756.10
O-82,332.502,332.502,442.302,442.302,543.70
O-71,908.302,019.302,019.302,120.102,332.50
O-61,483.801,483.801,483.801,534.201,776.90
O-51,272.901,311.901,381.801,474.201,584.60
O-41,180.801,260.901,332.301,393.201,453.80
O-31,140.001,201.201,260.901,291.801,291.80
O-2958.80958.80958.80958.80958.80
O-1756.60756.60756.60756.60756.60
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E1,140.001,201.201,260.901,311.901,311.90
O-2E989.101,040.401,080.601,110.601,110.60
O-1E837.90867.90898.50939.00939.00
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-4969.301,009.501,080.601,130.401,170.60
W-3877.50928.50958.80989.101,018.80
W-2798.00828.00858.00888.00918.90
W-1726.90756.60787.50817.50847.80
Officer pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
O-10
See Note 1
3,179.703,392.103,392.103,603.60
O-9
See Note 1
2,756.102,967.302,967.303,179.70
O-82,654.402,756.102,866.802,866.80
O-72,492.702,492.702,492.702,492.70
O-61,867.801,908.302,019.302,189.70
O-51,675.801,725.901,786.801,786.80
O-41,494.001,494.001,494.001,494.00
O-31,291.801,291.801,291.801,291.80
O-2958.80958.80958.80958.80
O-1756.60756.60756.60756.60
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E1,311.901,311.901,311.901,311.90
O-2E1,110.601,110.601,110.601,110.60
O-1E939.00939.00939.00939.00
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
W-41,201.201,241.101,282.201,381.80
W-31,050.301,090.501,130.401,170.60
W-2948.90979.201,018.801,018.80
W-1877.50908.70908.70908.70

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 $333.33, respectively. While in Pay Grade O-9, serving as a member of the United Nations, the Personal Money Allowance of $225.00 was authorized. The Chief of Naval Operations pay is $3976.20, regardless of time in service, but is is limited by section 5308 of title 5, United States Code, as added by the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, to the rate for level V of the Executive Schedule at $36,000 per year ($3000.00 per month).

The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's basic pay is $1,439.10 regardless of cumulative years of service.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer. Effective October 1, 1973 through September 30, 1974.

1974 Basic Military Pay Chart archive for active personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

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