It’s official: the largest military pay raise in nearly a decade is coming your way

Average pay, housing and subsistence allowances will increase for members of the military in 2020, the Pentagon announced Thursday

Average pay, housing and subsistence allowances will increase for members of the military in 2020, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Basic pay will increase 3.1% for the entire force, according to a statement released by the Defense Department. The basic allowance for house will go up an average of 2.8%, while the basic allowance for subsistence will increase .9%, it said.

Military personnel received a 3.4 percent pay increase in 2010.

Enlisted troops will now receive $372.71 per month for the basic allowance for subsistence, which is an increase of $3.32, according to the statement. Officers will get $256.68 per month, which is an increase of $2.29, it said. The specific basic pay rates are expected to be released through an Executive Order shortly, the statement said.

The housing allowance program continues the cost-sharing element that determines out of pocket expenses, according to the statement. In 2020, a typical service member will continue to absorb 5% of the national average housing cost by pay grade, it said.

Out-of-pocket amounts that are incorporated into the program vary by pay grade and dependency status and range from $68 to $148 month, the statement said.

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