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How do you view information about military pay grades?

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Basic information about U.S. military pay grades is available from each specific branch of military, including qualifications for each grade. Comprehensive charts dating back to 1945 are available from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

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Each arm of the military provides information about its own basic rank and pay structure. For example, the Navy's site provides a brief explanation of how pay grades are achieved, including the time it takes to become eligible for a pay increase and the pay difference between basic enlisted members and officers.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the budgetary arm of the Department of Defense, makes available each annual pay chart for every grade of the military, which includes summaries of available allowance and incentive programs.

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