Typically while serving in the military you are paid on the 1st and 15th of every month. However, due to weekend and holidays, the actual military pay dates may vary.
Actual paydays vary. Some paydays are on Mondays, some on Thursdays and even one on a Friday. Check closely to know when you will be paid.
Military Pay Dates 2019
Scheduled Military Pay Date
Tuesday, January 15th
Friday, February 1st
Friday, 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
If you are a planner, you will want to know the exact dates you are going to get paid. As you can see below, some of these paydays are on Mondays, some on Thursdays and even one on a Friday. Some pay periods are only 14 days long, and others a bit longer. It is important to be aware of how long you will have to go, so you know how long your pay will need to last.
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
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 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.
Early 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.
PAY AND BENEFITS UPDATES FOR 2019:
- Military Benefits Updates for 2019
- BAH Rates 2019
- Military to Receive Pay Raise in 2019
- Military Pay Dates 2019
- USAA Pay Dates 2019
- Navy Federal Pay Dates 2019
- National Guard Pay and Reserve Pay
- Reserve Pay Dates (@ MyMilitaryBenefits.com)
- What the 3.1% Military Pay Raise May Mean to You (@ MyMilitaryBenefits.com)