While military pay is relatively easy, there can be some tricky bits. Military pay days are on the 15th of the month and the first of the following month, except when the 1st or 15th fall on a weekend or federal holiday. Then, the payday shifts to the business day prior to the weekend and/or holiday.
It’s important to note that many banks and credit unions offer early crediting of military pay as a benefit to their customers (and to entice folks to bank with them!) If your financial institution offers early crediting, this pay calendar will still be helpful but you’ll see your deposit a day or two before the payday listed here. I’ve also created printables for USAA pay deposit dates, Navy Federal Credit Union pay deposit dates, and retiree paydays.
I have created three types of calendars: a list, a black and white calendar, and a color calendar. You’ll have to scroll down to find the version that you want. Each calendar is available as a PDF or a Word document. You can also click on the image to make it larger, then save the image to your own computer.
2021 Military Pay Date Printables
This year, I’m offering three ways to print these: click on the PDF or Microsoft Word link after the image, or click on the image to make it larger, then right-click to save it to your own computer.
As always, there are a couple of long pay periods in 2021. Thankfully the calendar has balanced out pretty nicely and there aren’t many and none are toooo long. It’s always easier when you’re prepared! If your bank or credit union deposits pay on the actual payday, then these will be your long pay periods:
May end-of-month pay period: 14 May to 1 June – 18 days
August end-of-month pay period: 13 August to 1 September – 19 days
And that’s it for long pay periods in 2021 (if you get paid on the actual military payday.)
The List Printable Version of the 2021 Military Paydays
Here is the link to the PDF: 2021 Military Pay Dates List
Here is the link to the Microsoft Word document: 2021 Military Pay Dates List
The Black and White Printable Version of the 2021 Military Paydays
Here is the link to the PDF: 2021 Military Pay Calendar Black and White
Here is the link to the Microsoft Word document: 2021 Military Pay Calendar Black and White
The Color Printable Version of 2021 Military Paydays
Here is the link to the PDF: 2021 Military Pay Calendar Color
Here is the link to the Microsoft Word document: 2021 Military Pay Calendar Color
Every year, I make at least one mistake on these calendars. I hate it. Please, please let me know ASAP if you see an error. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the link to the right to send me a message.