Air Force General PayO-10 General Officer, U.S. Air Force
How much does an O-10 General in the Air Force get paid?
A General is a general officer in the United States Air Force at DoD paygrade O-10. A General receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $0 per month, with raises up to $16,975 per month once they have served for over 20 years.
In addition to basic pay, Generals may receive additional pay allowances for housing and food, as well as special incentive pay for hostile fire and dangerous duties.
Including the most common pay allowances, the average total compensation for a General may range from $3,363.48 to $207,062.28 per year as of 2023.
|Years Experience||Monthly Basic Pay||Yearly Basic Pay||Drill Pay||Hazard Pay|
|Over 20 years||$16,974.90 / mo||$203,698.80 / yr||$0.00 / drill||$150.00|
Additional Pay & Allowances for an O-10
In addition to Basic Pay, a General may be eligible to receive several types of allowances and incentive pay.
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Basic Allowance for Housing is a monthly payment meant to subsidize a servicemember's housing while deployed. The amount of BAH received each month depends on the location in which they live.
Officers with a paygrade above O-7 don't receive standard BAH payments.
Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)
All Air Force officers receive a monthly allowance for food and drink of $280.29.
Officers' BAS is lower than the enlisted BAS rate, as officers generally have access to subsidized meals in the Officers' Mess.
Hazard Pay / Hostile Fire Pay
A General may receive hazard pay of $150.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.
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
General Pay Calculator for 2023
As this page shows, the total compensation paid to an Air Force General is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a General by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most airmen.
|O-10 Basic Pay with years service||$0.00 per year|
|Average BAH allowance (no dependants)||$0.00 per year|
|Average BAS allowance (officer)||$3,363.48 per year|
|Total Estimated Compensation||$3,363.48 per year|
The Government civilian employee equivalent of a General is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Air Force ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .