The pay increases for your time spent in a specific rank begin when you hit E-3. There is a pay increase starting when E-3s and above spend more than two years in that rank, more than three years, and so on. You don't get an automatic yearly increase in pay; at some ranks you may have to wait two years.
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Military Pay Chart : 2014

ENLISTED PAY SCALE (Basic Pay Rates: Jan. 1, 2014)
-- Pay Grades E-6, E-7, E-8, and E-9

Military Pay:    O-1 to O-5  |   O-6 to O-10  |   W-1 to W-5  |   E-1 to E-5  |   E-6 to E-9
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2009 Military Pay:
O-1 to O-5  |  O-6 to O-10 |  W-1 to W-5 |  E-1 to E-5 |  E-6 to E-9
2009 Drill Pay:
O-1 to O-5  |  O-6 to O-10 |  W-1 to W-5 |  E-1 to E-5 |  E-6 to E-9

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