Enlisted Pay


Enlisted Base Pay for FY 2013

In December, 2012, Congress and President Obama approved the 2013 salaries for US Marines with a 1.7% pay raise. In addition to this pay raise, servicemen and women can enjoy continued allowances for housing and other various circumstances.


Active duty military members are paid twice per month, on the 1st and the 15th of each month. If “payday” falls on a weekend or holiday, they are paid on the duty day preceeding the weekend or holiday. For example, if the 15th of the month falls on Sunday, the member would be paid on Friday. Because the below chart shows MONTHLY pay, the member would receive 1/2 of this on each payday.


FY 2013 Military base pay is based upon grade (rank) and years of service:


US Marines payscale