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U.S. Coast Guard Salary By Ranking


The United States Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set.

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It is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s seven uniformed services.

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U.S. Coast Guard Ranks – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

An enlisted member enters the Coast Guard as a Seaman Recruit. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Seaman. The next two notable advancements are the advancement to a Petty Officer and then to a Chief Petty Officer.

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The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Coast Guard and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and salaries.

Pay Grade Rank Abbreviation 2017 Pay Range
E-1 Seaman Recruit SR $1,600  Monthly
E-2 Seaman Apprentice SA $1,793  Monthly
E-3 Seaman SN $22,630 – $25,510yearly
E-4 Petty Officer Third Class PO3 $25,067 – $30,427yearly
E-5 Petty Officer Second Class PO2 $27,338 – $38,794yearly
E-6 Petty Officer First Class PO1 $29,840 – $46,220yearly
E-7 Chief Petty Officer CPO $34,502 – $62,010yearly
E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer SCPO $49,633 – $70,787yearly
E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer MCPO $60,631 – $94,136yearly
E-9 Command Master Chief Petty Officer CMC $60,631 – $94,136yearly
E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard MCPOC $60,631 – $94,136yearly
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO-2 $40,554 – $67,687yearly
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO-3 $45,828 – $80,392yearly
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO-4 $50,184 – $93,478yearly
O-1 Ensign ENS $36,418 – $45,824yearly
O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG $41,958 – $58,068yearly
O-3 Lieutenant LT $48,560 – $79,002yearly
O-4 Lieutenant Commander LCDR $55,231 – $92,218yearly
O-5 Commander CDR $64,012 – $108,752yearly
O-6 Captain CAPT $76,784 – $135,936yearly
O-7 Rear Admiral Lower Half DRML $101,257 – $151,283 yearly
O-8 Rear Admiral RADM $121,860 – $175,676 yearly
O-9 Vice Admiral VADM $172,224 – $186,998 yearly
O-10 Admiral ADM $15,583  Monthly
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