The Air Force salary is structured into two parts, the Basic Pay and the Special Incentive Pay.
The Air Force commissioned officers and enlisted service members basic pay rates are determined by the Department of Defense annually to accommodate the cost of living.
Enlisted Airman – Basic Pay
The lowest basic pay for an enlisted Air Force servicemember is “Enlisted -1,” which is commonly referred to as “E-1”. The highest basic pay for an enlisted Air Force service member is “Enlisted – 9,” which is commonly referred to as “E-9.”
Below is a table outlining E-1 through E-9’s basic pay structure. Basic pay for service members is typically determined by their rank and years of service.
Air Force Officer’s – Basic Pay
Commissioned Officers in the Air Force are paid more than enlisted service members. The lowest basic pay for an Air Force commissioned officer is Second Lieutenant, which is commonly referred to as “O -1”, “O” standing for Officer. The highest basic pay for an Air Force commissioned officer is a four-star general, also known as an “O-10”
Below is a table outlining O-1 through O-9’s basic pay structure. Basic pay for officers is also determined by their rank and years of service.** Talk with Design Team to create our own table.
Special Incentive Pay
Besides Basic Pay, service members in the Air Force get different kinds of Special Incentive Pay, also referred to by The Department of Defense, flexible additional pay.
These incentive pay are either required by the nature of your duty and assignment as compensation, or as options that incentivize people to sign up for certain task or develop critical skills.