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.
See Also: U.S. Coast Guard Ranks And Symbols
It is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s seven uniformed services.
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.
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|