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Jump Pay


Jump Pay

Military members who are required to jump out of perfectly good aircraft as part of their military duties are entitled to a special kind of pay, known as "Jump Pay," or "Parachute Duty Pay."
  • Jump Pay = $150 per month
  • Parachute Duty Pay = $225 per month
PD: Only one type of parachute duty payment (regular or HALO) is authorized for a qualifying period.

Qualified members (for regular jump pay) are those who have received a designation as a parachutist or parachute rigger, or are undergoing training for such designations.

Jump requirements (below) must be satisfied by free fall jumps

Additionally, for HALO, qualifying members are those who have graduated from the United States Army Military Free Fall Course or a Military Service recognized equivalent course; have received a designation as a HALO parachutist, or are undergoing training for such designation; and are required by competent orders to engage in parachute jumping at high altitudes without use of a static line from an aircraft in aerial flight.