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Salary of a Warrant Officer 1 How much does an W-1 Warrant Officer 1 in the Army get paid?

A Warrant Officer 1 is a warrant officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade W-1. A Warrant Officer 1 receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $2,906 per month, with raises up to $5,021 per month once they have served for over 20 years.

In addition to basic pay, Warrant Officer 1s 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 Warrant Officer 1 may range from $54,221.03 to $79,601.03 per year as of 2016.

Army Warrant Officer 1 2016 Salary Army Warrant Officer 1 Basic Pay Table for 2016
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Starting Pay$2,905.50 / mo$34,866.00 / yr$96.85 / drill$150.00
Over 2 years$3,218.10 / mo$38,617.20 / yr$107.27 / drill$150.00
Over 3 years$3,302.10 / mo$39,625.20 / yr$110.07 / drill$150.00
Over 4 years$3,479.70 / mo$41,756.40 / yr$115.99 / drill$150.00
Over 6 years$3,690.00 / mo$44,280.00 / yr$123.00 / drill$150.00
Over 8 years$3,999.60 / mo$47,995.20 / yr$133.32 / drill$150.00
Over 10 years$4,144.20 / mo$49,730.40 / yr$138.14 / drill$150.00
Over 12 years$4,346.10 / mo$52,153.20 / yr$144.87 / drill$150.00
Over 14 years$4,545.00 / mo$54,540.00 / yr$151.50 / drill$150.00
Over 16 years$4,701.60 / mo$56,419.20 / yr$156.72 / drill$150.00
Over 18 years$4,845.30 / mo$58,143.60 / yr$161.51 / drill$150.00
Over 20 years$5,020.50 / mo$60,246.00 / yr$167.35 / drill$150.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an W-1

In addition to Basic Pay, a Warrant Officer 1 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.

The average Basic Housing Allowance for a Warrant Officer 1 with dependants is $1,697.50, or $1,359.29 with no dependants.

Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)

All Army officers receive a monthly allowance for food and drink of $253.63.

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 Warrant Officer 1 may receive hazard pay of $150.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.


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Salary of a Warrant Officer 1 Warrant Officer 1 Pay Calculator for 2016

As this page shows, the total compensation paid to an Army Warrant Officer 1 is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a Warrant Officer 1 by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most soldiers.

Army Warrant Officer 1 Pay Calculator Army Warrant Officer 1 Salary Calculator
W-1 Basic Pay with years service $34,866.00 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $16,311.47 per year
Average BAS allowance (officer) $3,043.56 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $54,221.03 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Warrant Officer 1 is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Army ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .