US Troops Just Scored Their Largest Pay Raise In Nearly A Decade
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a 2.6 pay increase for military personnel, the largest raise in almost a decade.
- President Trump signed the measure Monday. Military.com estimates the pay raise will mean about $670 more annually for junior enlisted troops and about $1,300 more for senior enlisted and junior officers. You can see the impact of the pay raise here.
- “We believe our warfighters deserve the tools, the equipment, and resources that they have earned with their blood, sweat, and tears,” Trump said.
- The raise is the largest pay increase for uniformed personnel in nine years. Uniformed personnel received a 2.4 percent pay raise in fiscal 2018. In 2017, the raise was 2.1 percent but hovered around the 1 percent range from 2011 to 2016. Military personnel received a 3.4 percent pay increase in 2010.
- The pay increase is effective Oct. 1.