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Danger Pay

Danger Pay:
The danger pay allowance provides additional compensation for employees serving at designated danger pay posts. It is paid as a percentage of basic compensation in 15, 25 and 35% increments. In addition to being paid to permanently-assigned personnel, danger pay may also be paid to employees on temporary duty or detail to the post.

For those not qualifying for the danger pay allowance described above, a danger pay allowance may be granted to civilian employees who accompany U.S. military forces designated by the Secretary of Defense as eligible for imminent danger pay. The amount of danger pay will be the same flat rate amount as the imminent danger pay amount paid to uniformed military personnel, currently $225 per month. While uniformed military personnel are paid once every 30 days, civilian employees eligible for this type of danger pay will be paid on a daily basis. The two types of danger pay may not be paid simultaneously. See 
DSSR 650 and 
DSSR 920, footnotes "p" and "v" for further information.


(07/2009) - Foreign Allowances Application, Grant and Report


Danger Pay Rates

*DEA and FBI receive danger pay and adjusted post differential at additional locations listed in  footnote "u" 
**To view DOD imminent danger pay see footnote "v"

Allowances by Location


 - Danger Pay

 - Changes in Administration of Danger Pay (2015)

 - Footnote 'n' Posts

Foreign Service Assignment Notebook

For Standardized Regulation interpretation: