Military Pay Chart 2023 USA Retired COLA Increased by 8.7%

Military Pay Chart 2023 for was released officially by the Department of Defence, United States of America on its official website at Military Retired COLA 2023 is going to be increased by 8.7%, to get a detailed subject US Military Pay Chart for two, three, four, six and more than eight years you need to be with the article till very soon.

Military Pay Chart 2023

USA Military Pay Chart 2023 is available at, if you want to know the United States of America Military pay scale for all grade and service years, then you can download it from the official website. Under the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, Military Pay Scale was increased by 2.7% in Year 2023. 

Whether an individual belongs to the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, United States Space Force, United States Coast Guard, United States Public Health Service or NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), he/she can know about his/her pay Scale by being with the article till the very end.

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US Military Garde & Post

Before knowing the pay scale of Military personnels, firstly you need to know about Military Post & Their Grades, to get information regarding the same go through the tabulated data carefully.

Particular  Grade 
Special Garde O-10 O-9 O-8 O-7 O-6 O-5 O-4 O-3 O-2 O-1
Post Name 
United States Army General of the Army General Lieutenant General  Major General  Brigadier General  Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
United States Air Force 
United State Space Force 
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy  Fleet admiral Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Rear admiral

(lower half)

Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant

(junior grade)

United States Coast Guard
United States Public Health Service
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

US Military Pay Chart 2023

Go through the table below to know the Pay Scale of various Garde military.

Grade Time Duration 
2 Years  2 Years + 3 Years + 4 Years + 6 Years + 8 Years + 10 Years +
O-1 3,477 3,619 4,375 4,375 4,375 4,375 4,375
O-2 4,006 4,562 5,255 5,432 5,544 5,544 5,544
O-3 4,636 5,256 5,672 6,185 6,482 6,807 7,017
O-4 5,273 6,104 6,512 6,602 6,980 7,386 7,891
O-5 6,112 6,885 7,361 7,451 7,749 7,926 8,318
O-6 7,332 8,054 8,583 8,583 8,616 8,985 9,034
O-7 9,668 10,117 10,325 10,490 10,789 11,085 11,427
O-8 11,635 12,017 12,270 12,340 12,656 13,183 13,306

Note: All figures which are available inside the table are in United State Dollars. 

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Military Retired COLA 2023

During the high inflation in United States of America, the Government has decided to increase COLA i.e. Cost Of Living Adjustment by 8.7% for year 2023 for all retired military, it will come into force from January 01, 2023. If you are a retired personnel of the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Public Health Service, NOAA, etc,  then this is going to give you a great benefit. 

An average of $140 is going to increase from January 2023 for all retired military personnel, in 2023 the Social Security benefits is $1,681 which will be $1,827 from January 2023. Retired military personnel of 66 or 67 year, will get Social Security benefits of $2,972, which is currently only $2,734. Retired couples are going to get $2,972 instead of $2,734 from January 2023.

You must know that Social Security benefits that beneficiaries get are also taxed, to get taxation details as individuals and couples please do check the table.

Annual Income  Tax % Annual Income  Tax %
Single  Jointly with Spouse
$25,000 0% $32,000 0%
$25,000 + 50% $32,000 + 50%
$34,000 + 85% $44,000 + 85%

Military Pay Chart: FAQs

Where to download UA Military Pay Chart 2023?

To download the US Military Pay Chart, you can visit at

What is the COLA increase rate for 2023?

COLA in 2023 will increase by 8.7%

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