Military pay, allowances, benefits
and entitlements are dependant, all or in part, on the service member’s
rank, length of service, dependent status, and duty status.
Reading Your Leave and Earning
The Leave and Earning Statement (LES) is the military’s “paycheck stub”.
The LES shows monies received and how they were distributed. All pay and
allowances are delivered to the member’s chosen financial institution
through electronic funds transfer or “direct deposit”.
To view your LES online and for
instructions on reading the LES visit the following link:
MyPay has a feature called RAPIN (Restricted Access Personal
Identification Number) which allows soldiers to provide a trusted
individual with view-only access to LES statements and W-2 forms. Set-up
the RAPIN by signing into MyPay, then going to the “Personal Settings”
page and click on “Restricted Access PIN”. Then input the information
required and provide the trusted individual with the PIN and login
To access MyPay, visit:
Federal income and social security taxes are automatically withheld from
military pay. State taxes are also withheld, unless the state has such
an agreement with the U.S. Treasury. When serving in a combat zone or
certain other designated regions, earnings may be excluded from taxable
income. Certain limitations may apply.
Visit the following link for
Inactive Duty Training (IDT) Pay
IDT is commonly referred to as “drill pay.” The amount a soldier earns
is again dependant on rank and years of service.
To view the current IDT pay chart
Incentive, Special Pay, and
In addition to basic pay or IDT pay, many National Guard members are
eligible for additional compensation based on incentives, special duty,
or allowances. Examples of specialty pay include: jump pay, hazardous
duty, hostile fire and imminent danger, etc. Allowances are generally
paid when a soldier is on active duty. Examples of allowances include:
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing
For additional information on BAS,
For additional information on BAH,