U.S. Air Force Salary By Ranking

The United States Air Force is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces (U.S. Military Forces). It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services.

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U.S. Air Force Ranks – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

An enlisted member enters the Air Force as an Airman Basic. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Airman First Class. The next notable advancement is to a Noncommissioned Officer.

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The highest rank attainable in the Air Force is the five-star General of the Air Force. In 1944, Congress created the rank General of the Air Force. The only person to hold this rank was Henry H. Arnold.

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The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Air Force and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and salaries.

Pay Grade Rank Abbreviation 2017 Pay Range
E-1 Airman Basic AB $1,600 per month
E-2 Airman Amn $1,793 per month
E-3 Airman First Class A1C $22,630 – $25,510 per year
E-4 Senior Airman SrA $25,067 – $30,427 per year
E-5 Staff Sergeant SSgt $27,338 – $38,794 per year
E-6 Technical Sergeant TSgt $29,840 – $46,220 per year
E-7 Master Sergeant MSgt $34,502 – $62,010 per year
E-8 Senior Master Sergeant SMSgt $49,633 – $70,787 per year
E-9 Chief Master Sergeant CMSgt $60,631 – $94,136 per year
E-9 Command Chief Master Sergeant CCM $60,631 – $94,136 per year
E-9 Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force CMSAF $60,631 – $94,136 per year
O-1 Second Lieutenant 2d Lt $36,418 – $45,824 per year
O-2 First Lieutenant 1st L $41,958 – $58,068 per year
O-3 Captain Capt $48,560 – $79,002 per year
O-4 Major Maj $55,231 – $92,218 per year
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Lt Co $64,012 – $108,752 per year
O-6 Colonel Col $76,784 – $135,936 per year
O-7 Brigadier General Brig $101,257 – $151,283 per year
O-8 Major General Maj G $121,860 – $175,676 per year
O-9 Lieutenant General Lt Ge $172,224 – $186,998 per year
O-10 General Gen $15,583 per month
O-10 General of the Air Force GAF $15,583 per month

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