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Military Pay Chart 1988

1988 US Military Basic Pay Charts

On December 4, 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 100-180, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989", which authorized a 3% increase in basic pay, basic allowance for quarters, and basic allowance for subsistence, and increased the rate of monthly special pay for sea duty, and revises provisions concerning such career sea pay premium; however, the bill was amended on December 22, 1987 when the president signed Public Law 100-202, titled, "A joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1988, and for other purposes.", implemented by Executive Order 12622, which provided for just a 2% pay raise for members of the armed forces.

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The Navy active duty end-strength total, officer and enlisted, for 1988 was 592,570.

The United States military pay scales below became effective on January 1, 1988 and continued to be in effect until December 31, 1988. 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.

1988 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-71,179.001,272.601,320.001,365.901,412.70
E-61,014.301,105.501,151.701,200.601,245.30
E-5890.10969.001015.801060.201,129.80
E-4830.40876.60928.201000.201,039.80
E-3782.10825.00858.30892.20892.20
E-2752.70752.70752.70752.70752.70
E-1671.40671.40671.40671.40671.40
E-1

Less than 4 months

630.70    


Enlisted pay chart for 8 to over 16 years of service.
Pay GradeYears of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
E-9 2,013.602,143.502,192.102,242.20
E-81,688.701,737.001,855.801,904.101,954.20
E-71,457.701,504.201,614.601,687.801,735.80
E-61,290.601,338.001,464.601,510.501,559.40
E-51,175.701,222.501,319.401,343.401,343.40
E-41,039.801,039.801,039.801,039.801,039.80
E-3892.20892.20892.20892.20892.20
E-2752.70752.70752.70752.70752.70
E-1671.40671.40671.40671.40671.40
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

2,292.302,337.002,459.702,698.80
E-81,999.202,048.402,168.702,410.20
E-71,784.101,807.201,928.702,168.70
E-61,583.101,583.101,583.101,583.10
E-51,343.401,343.401,343.401,343.40
E-41,039.801,039.801,039.801,039.80
E-3892.20892.20892.20892.20
E-2752.70752.70752.70752.70
E-1671.40671.40671.40671.40

1988 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

5,485.805,679.005,679.005,679.005,679.00
O-94,862.104,989.305,095.505,095.505,095.50
O-84,403.704,535.404,643.104,643.104,643.10
O-73,659.103,907.803,907.803,907.804,083.00
O-62,712.002,979.903,174.903,174.903,174.90
O-52,169.002,547.002,723.102,723.102,723.10
O-41,828.502,226.602,374.802,374.802,418.90
O-31,699.201,899.602,030.702,247.002,354.40
O-21,481.701,618.201,943.702,009.102,051.40
O-11,286.101,339.201,618.201,618.201,618.20
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E   2,247.002,354.40
O-2E   2,009.102,051.40
O-1E   1,618.201,728.60
Warrant Officers
 Under 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W-41,731.001,857.001,857.001,899.601,986.00
W-31,573.201,706.701,706.701,728.601,748.70
W-21,377.901,490.701,490.701,534.201,618.20
W-11,148.101,316.401,316.401,426.201,490.70


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

5,896.505,896.506,041.706,041.706,041.70
O-95,225.105,225.105,442.605,442.605,896.50
O-84,989.304,989.305,225.105,225.105,442.60
O-74,083.004,319.704,319.704,535.404,989.30
O-63,174.903,174.903,174.903,282.603,801.60
O-52,723.102,805.602,956.203,154.503,390.60
O-42,525.702,697.902,849.702,979.903,110.40
O-32,439.002,571.002,697.902,764.502,764.50
O-22,051.402,051.402,051.402,051.402,051.40
O-11,618.201,618.201,618.201,618.201,618.20
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E2,439.002,571.002,697.902,805.602,805.60
O-2E2,116.202,226.602,311.502,374.802,374.80
O-1E1,792.201,857.001,921.802,009.102,009.10
Warrant Officers
 Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
W-42,073.602,160.602,311.502,418.902,503.80
W-31,876.801,986.002,051.402,116.202,179.20
W-21,706.701,771.501,836.301,899.601,966.20
W-11,554.901,618.201,685.101,748.701,813.80
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

6,041.706,041.706,041.706,041.70
O-95,896.506,041.706,041.706,041.70
O-85,679.005,896.506,041.706,041.70
O-75,332.505,332.505,332.505,332.50
O-63,996.004,083.004,319.704,685.10
O-53,585.003,693.603,822.603,822.60
O-43,196.503,196.503,196.503,196.50
O-32,764.502,764.502,764.502,764.50
O-22,051.402,051.402,051.402,051.40
O-11,618.201,618.201,618.201,618.20
Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer
O-3E2,805.602,805.602,805.602,805.60
O-2E2,374.802,374.802,374.802,374.80
O-1E2,009.102,009.102,009.102,009.10
Warrant Officers
 Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 26
W-42,571.002,653.802,742.602,956.20
W-32,247.002,334.302,418.902,503.80
W-22,030.702,094.902,179.202,179.20
W-11,876.801,943.701,943.701,943.70

NOTE 1. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's basic pay is $3151.20 regardless of cumulative years of service.

NOTE 2. The Chief of Naval Operations pay remains $6291.60, regardless of time in service. Basic pay is limited by 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, 1988 through December 31, 1988.

1988 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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