|E-1||Airman Basic Pay||Starting pay $1,468/mo|
|E-2||Airman Pay||Starting pay $1,645/mo|
|E-3||Airman First Class Pay||Starting pay $1,730/mo - max $1,950/mo after 3 years|
|E-4||Senior Airman Pay||Starting pay $1,916/mo - max $2,326/mo after 6 years|
|E-5||Staff Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $2,090/mo - max $2,966/mo after 12 years|
|E-6||Technical Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $2,281/mo - max $3,533/mo after 18 years|
|E-7||Master Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $2,637/mo - max $4,740/mo after 26 years|
|E-8||Senior Master Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $3,794/mo - max $5,411/mo after 30 years|
|E-9||Chief Master Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $4,635/mo - max $7,196/mo after 38 years|
|E-9||Command Chief Master Sergeant Pay||Starting pay $4,635/mo - max $7,196/mo after 38 years|
|E-9||Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force Pay||Starting pay $4,635/mo - max $7,196/mo after 38 years|
United States Air Force Enlisted Pay
Enlisted airmen in the United States Air Force receive a diverse compensation package, including a variety of benefits and payments. A airmen's primary salary consists of monthly basic pay, the amount of which is determined by the airmen's Department of Defense paygrade. The eleven enlisted ranks in the Air Force range from the entry level DoD paygrade E-1, Airman Basic, to paygrade E-9, Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force.
Enlisted airmen are eligible for automatic pay raises on a yearly or biyearly basis, depending on their current Air Force paygrade. Airmen at lower paygrades will reach their maximum basic pay much faster then ranking airmen at higher paygrades, who may continue to receive periodic raises for decades of service.
In addition to basic pay, the Air Force offers a wide variety of additional allowances, payments, and benefits to enlisted airmen including hostile fire pay, hazard pay, housing and food allowances and more. Choose any Air Force rank from the table above to view a full basic pay table and detailed information on other applicable payments and allowances.