South Carolina BAH Housing Rates for 2016. If Relocating to a SC base, read this!

2016 SC BAH Rates

 2016 Military Housing (BAH) Rates for Service Members Increased on average 3.4% from 2015

Are you changing duty stations and relocating to a South Carolina base? Then, knowing the SC BAH rates / income will help military buyers budget for a house. BAH is a key part of U.S. service members’ pay because it helps pay a housing payment. Furthermore, this part of the LES is nontaxable, which helps the bottom line a lot. Additionally, since BAH is non-taxable, we can gross up this income to lower a debt ratio. So lowering the debt ratio with this trick, aids in qualifying for a VA home loanLearn how.

Below are the 2016 BAH rates for the main South Carolina Military Housing Areas:

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See further down for the 2016 Military Pay Charts

Beaufort - Parris Island SC 2016 BAH RatesSC BAH Rates:  MHA: SC258 – Military Housing Area Name: BEAUFORT/PARRIS ISLAND, SC

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E01 $1,290 $1,098
E02 $1,290 $1,098
E03 $1,290 $1,098
E04 $1,290 $1,098
E05 $1,344 $1,185
E06 $1,581 $1,242
E07 $1,695 $1,293
E08 $1,812 $1,392
E09 $1,929 $1,464
W01 $1,587 $1,272
W02 $1,743 $1,389
W03 $1,890 $1,473
W04 $1,944 $1,605
W05 $2,004 $1,719
O01E $1,716 $1,344
O02E $1,869 $1,449
O03E $1,953 $1,581
O01 $1,374 $1,236
O02 $1,578 $1,329
O03 $1,884 $1,494
O04 $2,028 $1,701
O05 $2,130 $1,770
O06 $2,148 $1,884
O07 $2,169 $1,923

Charleston - Goose Creek - Mount Pleasant SC 2016 BAH RatesSC BAH Rates:  MHA: SC259 – Military Housing Area Name: CHARLESTON, SC

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E01 $1,536 $1,176
E02 $1,536 $1,176
E03 $1,536 $1,176
E04 $1,536 $1,176
E05 $1,668 $1,323
E06 $1,695 $1,416
E07 $1,812 $1,542
E08 $1,941 $1,677
E09 $2,073 $1,683
W01 $1,698 $1,485
W02 $1,866 $1,674
W03 $2,025 $1,686
W04 $2,091 $1,716
W05 $2,172 $1,839
O01E $1,836 $1,668
O02E $2,001 $1,680
O03E $2,106 $1,692
O01 $1,674 $1,401
O02 $1,692 $1,626
O03 $2,016 $1,689
O04 $2,202 $1,818
O05 $2,334 $1,893
O06 $2,355 $2,019
O07 $2,376 $2,058

Columbia - Fort Jackson SC 2016 BAH RatesSC BAH Rates:  MHA: SC260 – Military Housing Area Name: COLUMBIA/FORT JACKSON, SC

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E01 $1,314 $1,047
E02 $1,314 $1,047
E03 $1,314 $1,047
E04 $1,314 $1,047
E05 $1,392 $1,173
E06 $1,611 $1,248
E07 $1,650 $1,320
E08 $1,692 $1,437
E09 $1,773 $1,500
W01 $1,614 $1,287
W02 $1,668 $1,434
W03 $1,719 $1,509
W04 $1,794 $1,617
W05 $1,887 $1,656
O01E $1,656 $1,392
O02E $1,710 $1,488
O03E $1,809 $1,608
O01 $1,419 $1,239
O02 $1,608 $1,368
O03 $1,716 $1,530
O04 $1,920 $1,647
O05 $2,067 $1,671
O06 $2,085 $1,713
O07 $2,103 $1,749

Greenville SC 2016 BAH RatesSC BAH Rates:  MHA: SC261 – Military Housing Area Name: GREENVILLE, SC

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E01 $1,251 $969
E02 $1,251 $969
E03 $1,251 $969
E04 $1,251 $969
E05 $1,326 $1,104
E06 $1,374 $1,185
E07 $1,458 $1,257
E08 $1,557 $1,338
E09 $1,704 $1,350
W01 $1,377 $1,227
W02 $1,500 $1,335
W03 $1,620 $1,353
W04 $1,740 $1,389
W05 $1,881 $1,479
O01E $1,476 $1,326
O02E $1,602 $1,347
O03E $1,761 $1,368
O01 $1,335 $1,179
O02 $1,371 $1,302
O03 $1,614 $1,356
O04 $1,932 $1,464
O05 $2,163 $1,623
O06 $2,184 $1,632
O07 $2,202 $1,653

Myrtle Beach SC 2016 BAH RatesSC BAH Rates:  MHA: SC262 – Military Housing Area Name: MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E01 $1,179 $1,005
E02 $1,179 $1,005
E03 $1,179 $1,005
E04 $1,179 $1,005
E05 $1,224 $1,086
E06 $1,506 $1,137
E07 $1,542 $1,182
E08 $1,578 $1,281
E09 $1,707 $1,368
W01 $1,512 $1,164
W02 $1,557 $1,278
W03 $1,602 $1,380
W04 $1,746 $1,512
W05 $1,917 $1,548
O01E $1,548 $1,224
O02E $1,596 $1,350
O03E $1,773 $1,506
O01 $1,260 $1,131
O02 $1,503 $1,212
O03 $1,599 $1,404
O04 $1,980 $1,539
O05 $2,259 $1,695
O06 $2,280 $1,704
O07 $2,298 $1,725

Sumter - Shaw AFB SC 2016 BAH RatesSC BAH Rates:  MHA: SC263 – Military Housing Area Name: SUMTER/SHAW AFB, SC

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E01 $1,038 $912
E02 $1,038 $912
E03 $1,038 $912
E04 $1,038 $912
E05 $1,074 $969
E06 $1,152 $1,005
E07 $1,272 $1,041
E08 $1,407 $1,092
E09 $1,590 $1,194
W01 $1,155 $1,026
W02 $1,329 $1,089
W03 $1,494 $1,197
W04 $1,626 $1,242
W05 $1,785 $1,386
O01E $1,296 $1,074
O02E $1,470 $1,107
O03E $1,653 $1,239
O01 $1,086 $1,002
O02 $1,149 $1,065
O03 $1,485 $1,200
O04 $1,845 $1,383
O05 $2,103 $1,578
O06 $2,124 $1,587
O07 $2,142 $1,608

If you are relocating and/or purchasing in another area, use the BAH Calculator to enter your zip code to determine your Military Housing Area (MHA) aka County Cost Group.

We lend for all Military bases in South Carolina including (not a complete list):

  • Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Joint Base Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina
  • MCAS Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina
  • MCRD Parris Island, Port Royal, South Carolina
  • Naval Hospital Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Naval Hospital Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina
  • NWS Charleston, Goose Creek, South Carolina
  • Shaw AFB, Sumter, South Carolina

BAH rates listed are for all branches of the military; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Reserves forces, where applicable.

Click here for the full 2016 Military Pay Charts

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