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List of Military Ranks United States Air Force Enlisted Pay (Ordered By Seniority)

E-1Air Force Airman BasicAirman Basic PayStarting pay $1,567/mo
E-2Air Force AirmanAirman PayStarting pay $1,757/mo
E-3Air Force Airman First ClassAirman First Class PayStarting pay $1,847/mo - max $2,082/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-4Air Force Senior AirmanSenior Airman PayStarting pay $2,046/mo - max $2,483/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-5Air Force Staff SergeantStaff Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,231/mo - max $3,166/mo with over 12 years' experience
E-6Air Force Technical SergeantTechnical Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,436/mo - max $3,773/mo with over 18 years' experience
E-7Air Force Master SergeantMaster Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,816/mo - max $5,061/mo with over 26 years' experience
E-8Air Force Senior Master SergeantSenior Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,051/mo - max $5,778/mo with over 30 years' experience
E-9Air Force Chief Master SergeantChief Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,949/mo - max $7,683/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Air Force Command Chief Master SergeantCommand Chief Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,949/mo - max $7,683/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air ForceChief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force PayStarting pay $4,949/mo - max $7,683/mo with over 38 years' experience

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.

Military Discounts & Benefits for Airmen:

In addition to basic pay and allowances, active-duty airmen, veterans, and even their families are eligible for hundreds of discounts and additional benefits offered by organizations and private companies like JetBlue , United Airlines , Verizon , and hundreds more.

Learn more about Military Discounts