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Military Pay Chart 1985

1985 US Military Basic Pay Charts

On December 28, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12496 which implemented the pay authorization of Public Law 98-525, the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985, providing for a 4% pay raise for all military members not serving in Pay Grade E-1 (with less than 4 months).

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Previous to Public Law 98-525, the time spent in the Delayed Entry Program counted toward longevity for pay purposes, but after the law's passage, those entering would be denied credit for time spent in the DEP when computing basic pay.

The Navy active duty end-strength total, officer and enlisted, for 1985 was 570,705.

The United States military pay scales below became effective on January 1, 1985 and continued to be in effect until December 31, 1985. 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.

1985 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-71,089.601,176.001,219.801,262.401,305.60
E-6937.201,021.801,064.401,109.701,150.80
E-5822.60895.50938.70979.801044.00
E-4767.40810.30857.70924.60960.90
E-3723.00762.30793.20824.70824.70
E-2695.40695.40695.40695.40695.40
E-1620.40620.40620.40620.40620.40
E-1

Less than 4 months

573.60    


Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9  1,860.601,902.901,945.801,990.50
E-81,560.601,605.001,647.001,690.201,734.60
E-71,347.001,390.201,433.401,498.201,540.80
E-61,192.801,236.601,300.201,341.001,384.20
E-51,086.301,129.801,171.201,192.801,192.80
E-4960.90960.90960.90960.90960.90
E-3824.70824.70824.70824.70824.70
E-2695.40695.40695.40695.40695.40
E-1620.40620.40620.40620.40620.40
Enlisted pay chart for 18 to over 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
E-9

See Note 1

2,034.902,074.502,183.702,395.80
E-81,774.801,818.301,925.102,139.90
E-71,584.001,604.701,712.401,925.10
E-61,405.201,405.201,405.201,405.20
E-51,192.801,192.801,192.801,192.80
E-4960.90960.90960.90960.90
E-3824.70824.70824.70824.70
E-2695.40695.40695.40695.40
E-1620.40620.40620.40620.40

1985 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 2

5,069.405,247.905,247.905,247.905,247.90
O-94,493.104,610.704,708.804,708.804,708.80
O-84,069.504,191.304,290.904,290.904,290.90
O-73,381.603,611.403,611.403,611.403,773.10
O-62,506.202,753.702,934.002,934.002,934.00
O-52,004.602,354.102,516.402,516.402,516.40
O-41,689.602,057.402,194.802,194.802,235.30
O-31,570.201,755.301,876.502,076.302,175.60
O-21,369.201,495.201,796.101,856.701,895.70
O-11,188.601,237.501,495.201,495.201,495.20
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E   2,076.302,175.60
O-2E   1,856.701,895.70
O-1E   1,495.201,597.20
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-41,599.601,716.001,716.001,755.301,835.10
W-31,453.801,577.101,577.101,597.201,616.10
W-21,273.501,377.601,377.601,417.801,495.20
W-11,061.101,216.501,216.501,317.901,377.60


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 2

5,449.205,449.205,724.905,724.905,724.90
O-94,828.504,828.505,029.505,029.505,449.20
O-84,610.704,610.704,828.504,828.505,029.50
O-73,773.103,992.103,992.104,191.304,610.70
O-62,934.002,934.002,934.003,033.603,513.30
O-52,516.402,592.902,732.102,915.103,133.20
O-42,334.302,493.302,633.702,753.702,874.60
O-32,254.202,375.702,493.302,554.802,554.80
O-21,895.701,895.701,895.701,895.701,895.70
O-11,495.201,495.201,495.201,495.201,495.20
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E2,254.202,375.702,493.302,592.902,592.90
O-2E1,955.702,057.402,136.002,194.802,194.80
O-1E1,656.001,716.001,775.701,856.701,856.70
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-41,916.101,996.502,136.002,235.302,313.90
W-31,734.301,835.101,895.701,955.702,014.20
W-21,577.101,636.801,696.801,755.301,816.80
W-11,436.701,495.201,557.301,616.101,675.80
Officer pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
O-10

See Note 2

5,724.905,724.905,724.905,724.90
O-95,449.205,724.905,724.905,724.90
O-85,247.905,449.205,667.605,667.60
O-74,927.504,927.504,927.504,927.50
O-63,693.003,773.103,992.104,329.60
O-53,313.203,413.403,532.503,532.50
O-42,954.102,954.102,954.102,954.10
O-32,554.802,554.802,554.802,554.80
O-21,895.701,895.701,895.701,895.70
O-11,495.201,495.201,495.201,495.20
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E2,592.902,592.902,592.902,592.90
O-2E2,194.802,194.802,194.802,194.80
O-1E1,856.701,856.701,856.701,856.70
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
W-42,375.702,452.502,534.702,732.10
W-32,076.302,157.002,235.302,313.90
W-21,876.501,935.902,014.202,014.20
W-11,734.301,794.101,794.101,794.10

NOTE 1. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's basic pay is $3089.40 regardless of cumulative years of service.

NOTE 2. The Chief of Naval Operations pay remains $5724.90, regardless of time in service. Basic pay is limited the Level V of the Executive Schedule.

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E pay scale is Enlisted, W scale is Warrant Officer, O scale is Commissioned Officer. Effective January 1, 1985 through December 31, 1985.

1985 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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