Where do you find a retired military pay chart?


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About.com posts articles that include retired military pay charts for 2003, 2005 and 2009, and AboutMilitarySchools.org lists retired military pay charts for 2006. MilitaryRates.com and MilitaryPay.com provide active military base pay charts that allow users to determine retirement pay based on rank and number of years of active service.

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About.com and AboutMilitarySchools.org provide separate retired military pay charts for enlisted personnel, warrant officers and commissioned officers. Military personnel who retire after 20 years of service receive 50 percent of their base pay rate, and an additional 2.5 percent for each year served, up to 30 years. The maximum pay rate for retirees was 75 percent of the base-pay rate, until 2007. As of 2015, military personnel retiring after 2007 with over 30 years of service receive credit for each year of service in excess of 30. For example, a person retiring with 34 years of active service now receives 85 percent of his base pay.

MilitaryRates.com provides basic and drill pay charts for 2009 through 2015 for enlisted personnel and officers. The website also offers helpful information to military personnel about GI Bills, military discounts, Veterans Affairs loans and military installations. MilitaryPay.com provides charts for base pay rates from 1949 through 2015, and it provides estimated pay charts through the year 2050. The website also provides a retirement pay calculator that determines retirement pay based on the date of service entry, grade, rank, date of rank and choice of retirement plan. The calculator also lets users compare pay at different dates of retirement.

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