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

O-1Air Force Second LieutenantSecond Lieutenant PayStarting pay $2,972/mo - max $3,740/mo with over 10 years' experience
O-2Air Force First LieutenantFirst Lieutenant PayStarting pay $3,425/mo - max $4,739/mo with over 10 years' experience
O-3Air Force CaptainCaptain PayStarting pay $3,964/mo - max $6,448/mo with over 14 years' experience
O-4Air Force MajorMajor PayStarting pay $4,508/mo - max $7,527/mo with over 18 years' experience
O-5Air Force Lieutenant ColonelLieutenant Colonel PayStarting pay $5,225/mo - max $8,876/mo with over 22 years' experience
O-6Air Force ColonelColonel PayStarting pay $6,267/mo - max $11,095/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-7Air Force Brigadier GeneralBrigadier General PayStarting pay $8,264/mo - max $12,348/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-8Air Force Major GeneralMajor General PayStarting pay $9,946/mo - max $14,339/mo with over 34 years' experience
O-9Air Force Lieutenant GeneralLieutenant General PayStarting pay $14,057/mo - max $17,437/mo with over 38 years' experience
O-10Air Force GeneralGeneral PayStarting pay $16,072/mo - max $19,763/mo with over 38 years' experience
O-10Air Force General of the Air ForceGeneral of the Air Force PayStarting pay $16,072/mo - max $19,763/mo with over 38 years' experience

United States Air Force Officer Pay

Officers in the U.S. Air Force receive a monthly salary called basic pay, determined by the officer's current DoD paygrade. Air Force officers range from paygrades O-1, Second Lieutenant, to O-10, General of the Air Force. Air Force officers receive automatic pay raises every one to two years based depending on their paygrade, with lower-ranking Air Force officers reaching their basic pay ceiling much sooner then higher-ranking officers.

In addition to basic pay, Air Force officers are eligible for a wide variety of additional payments, bonuses, and allowances. These include hostile fire pay, food and housing allowance, personal money allowances, hazard pay, and more. Choose any Air Force rank from the table above to view a full basic pay chart and detailed information on supplimental allowances and payments.

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