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How much does an O-9 Lieutenant General in the Air Force get paid?

A Lieutenant General is a general officer in the United States Air Force at DoD paygrade O-9. A Lieutenant General receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $0 per month, with raises up to $18,492 per month once they have served for over 24 years.

In addition to basic pay, Lieutenant 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 Lieutenant General may range from $3,803.76 to $225,704.16 per year as of 2024.

Air Force Lieutenant General 2024 Salary Air Force Lieutenant General Basic Pay Table for 2024
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Over 20 years$18,096.00 / mo$217,152.00 / yr$603.20 / drill$150.00
Over 22 years$18,357.30 / mo$220,287.60 / yr$611.91 / drill$150.00
Over 24 years$18,491.70 / mo$221,900.40 / yr$616.39 / drill$150.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an O-9

In addition to Basic Pay, a Lieutenant 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 $316.98.

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 Lieutenant General may receive hazard pay of $150.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.

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

Lieutenant General Pay Calculator for 2024

As this page shows, the total compensation paid to an Air Force Lieutenant General is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a Lieutenant General by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most airmen.

Air Force Lieutenant General Pay Calculator Air Force Lieutenant General Salary Calculator
O-9 Basic Pay with years service $0.00 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $0.00 per year
Average BAS allowance (officer) $3,803.76 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $3,803.76 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Lieutenant General is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Air Force ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .