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List of Military Pay Dates 2024 [updated]

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2024 List of Military Pay Dates

Typically while serving in the military you are paid on the 1st and 15th of every month. However, due to weekends and holidays, the actual military pay dates may vary.

Paydays can fall on any day of the week, depending on the month. Check closely to know when you will be paid. In some cases, the time between pay periods may be longer than usual, then you will need to adjust your budget accordingly.

Here are the 2024 Military Pay Dates.

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Military Pay Dates 2024

Military Pay Dates 2023

Retiree Pay Dates 2024

Retiree Pay Dates 2023

Annuitants Pay Dates 2024

Annuitants Pay Dates 2023

Military Pay Dates 2024

Monday, January 15th

Thursday, February 1st

Thursday, February 15th

Friday, March 1st

Friday, March 15th

Monday, April 1st

Monday, April 15th

Wednesday, May 1st

Wednesday, May 15th

Friday, May 31st

Friday, June 14th

Monday, July 1st

Monday, July 15th

Thursday, August 1st

Thursday, August 15th

Friday, August 30th

Friday, September 13th

Tuesday, October 1st

Tuesday, October 15th

Friday, November 1st

Friday, November 15th

Friday, November 29th

Friday, December 13th

Tuesday, December 31st

Military Pay Dates 2023

Friday, January 13th

Wednesday, February 1st

Wednesday, February 15th

Wednesday, March 1st

Wednesday, March 15th

Friday, March 31st

Friday, April 14th

Monday, May 1st

Monday, May 15th

Thursday, June 1st

Thursday, June 15th

Friday, June 30th

Friday, July 14th

Tuesday, August 1st

Tuesday, August 15th

Friday, September 1st

Friday, September 15th

Friday, September 29th

Friday, October 13th

Wednesday, November 1st

Wednesday, November 15th

Friday, December 1st

Friday, December 15th

Friday, December 29th

If you are a planner, you will want to know the exact dates you are going to get paid. As you can see, paydays can be any day during the workweek. 

Military Pay Dates for Retirees 2024

For retirees, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, they get paid on the last business day of the prior month. 

Thursday, February 1st (For January)

Friday, March 1st (For February) 

Monday, April 1st (For March)

Wednesday, May 1st (For April)

Friday, May 31st (For May)

Monday, July 1st (For June)

Thursday, August 1st (For July)

Friday, August 30th (For August)

Tuesday, October 1st (For September)

Friday, November 1st (For October)

Friday, November 29th (For November)

Tuesday, December 31st (For December)

Military Pay Dates for Retirees 2023

For retirees, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, they get paid on the last business day of the prior month. 

Wednesday, February 1st (For January)

Wednesday, March 1st (For February) 

Friday, March 31 (For March)

Monday, May 1st (For April)

Thursday, June 1st (For May)

Friday, June 30th (For June)

Tuesday, August 1st (For July)

Friday, September 1st (For August)

Friday, September 29th (For September)

Wednesday, November 1st (For October)

Friday, December 1st (For November)

Friday, December 29th (For December)

Military Pay Dates For Annuitants 2024

For annuitants, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, they get paid on the first business day of the month.

Thursday, February 1st (For January)

Friday, March 1st (For February) 

Monday, April 1st (For March)

Wednesday, May 1st (For April)

Monday, June 3rd(For May)

Monday, July 1st (For June)

Thursday, August 1st (For July)

Tuesday, September 3rd (For August)

Tuesday, October 1st (For September)

Friday, November 1st (For October)

Friday, November 29th (For November)

Thursday, January 2nd (For December)

Military Pay Dates For Annuitants 2023

For annuitants, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, they get paid on the first business day of the month.

Wednesday, February 1st (For January)

Wednesday, March 1st (For February) 

Monday, April 3rd (For March)

Tuesday, May 2nd (For April)

Thursday, June 1st (For May)

Monday, July 3rd (For June)

Tuesday, August 1st (For July)

Friday, September 1st (For August)

Monday, October 2nd (For September)

Wednesday, November 1st (For October)

Friday, December 1st (For November)

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 (For December)

 

MyPay and DFAS

MyPay is run by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and is an online pay account management system that provides information about paychecks and tax information. This is for military service members, retirees, annuitants, and federal civilian employees.

On MyPay you can find your:

  • LES (Leave and Earnings Statement,)
  • W2 Wage and Tax statements
  • SLRP tax forms

At MyPay you can also:

  • change or begin your direct deposit
  • change your tax withholdings
  • stop or start hard copies of your LES or W2
  • enroll in TSP (Thrift Savings Plan)
  • change or cancel contribution percentage for TSP

RELATED: How to Maximize Your TSP Retirement Fund

Your LES should be available on MyPay a week before payday. You should check your LES to make sure everything looks the way that it should. If there is a problem with your military pay, the earlier you take care of it, the better.

You can also give your spouse access to MyPay which will is a good idea if they are the ones in charge of figuring out the bills or if you are deployed.

Following your LES and being aware of what is going on in MyPay is one way to make sure your finances are on point. Mistakes can happen and you might not notice if you are not paying attention to your income statements.

MyPay has recently added two-factor authorization for additional security. Voluntary opt-in began in October. 

Early Pay Dates

Members of financial institutions such as USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union can have funds made available even earlier with direct deposit.  Check the following to see when funds are made available.

USAA Pay Dates

Navy Federal Pay Dates

As a service member, you also have the option to get paid once a month, instead of twice. If you choose to do so, you would receive your full pay on the first payday of each month.

 

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About the author

Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.