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O-6 Field Officer, U.S. Air Force
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A Colonel is a field officer in the United States Air Force at DoD paygrade O-6. A Colonel receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $5,870 per month, with raises up to $10,391 per month after 30 years of service. In addition to basic pay, Colonels may receive additional pay allowances for housing and food, as well as special incentive pay for hostile fire and dangerous duties.
Air Force Colonel 2016 Salary Air Force Colonel Basic Pay 2016
Starting Pay $5,869.50/month
2 years $6,448.50/month
3 years $6,871.50/month
4 years $6,871.50/month
6 years $6,897.60/month
8 years $7,193.40/month
10 years $7,232.40/month
12 years $7,232.40/month
14 years $7,643.40/month
16 years $8,370.30/month
18 years $8,796.90/month
20 years $9,222.90/month
22 years $9,465.60/month
24 years $9,711.30/month
26 years $10,187.70/month
28 years $10,187.70/month
30 years $10,391.10/month
32 years $10,391.10/month
34 years $10,391.10/month
36 years $10,391.10/month
38 years $10,391.10/month
40 years $10,391.10/month
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Air Force Colonel Bonus Pay Air Force Colonel Monthly Allowance Pay
Family Separation Allowance $250.00
Food Allowance $223.84
Personal Allowance $39.60 (partial)
$1,288.80 (full allowance)
$1,556.40 (with dependant)
Hazardous Duty Allowance $250.00 (Aircrew)
$150.00 (General Hazard)
Hostile Fire Pay $225.00
Maximum Allowance $2,505.24
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Yearly salary with years service: $70,434.00 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Colonel is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To see how much civilian government employees earn, learn more about the General Schedule payscale.