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U.S. Marine Corps Salary By Ranking


The United States Marine Corps, also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces (U.S. Military Forces) responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force.

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U.S. Marine Corps Ranks – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

An enlisted member enters the Marine Corps as a Private. After completing basic training, the enlisted recruits advances to Lance Corporal. The next two notable advancements are the advancement to a Noncommissioned Officer and then to a Staff Noncommissioned Officer.

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

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Pay Grade Rank Abbreviation 2017 Pay Range
E-1 Private Pvt $1,600 per month
E-2 Private First Class PFC $1,793 per month
E-3 Lance Corporal LCpl $22,630 – $25,510 yearly
E-4 Corporal Cpl $25,067 – $30,427 yearly
E-5 Sergeant Sgt $27,338 – $38,794 yearly
E-6 Staff Sergeant SSgt $29,840 – $46,220 yearly
E-7 Gunnery Sergeant GySgt $34,502 – $62,010 yearly
E-8 Master Sergeant MSgt $49,633 – $70,787 yearly
E-8 First Sergeant 1stSg $49,633 – $70,787 yearly
E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant MGySg $60,631 – $94,136 yearly
E-9 Sergeant Major SgtMa $60,631 – $94,136 yearly
E-9 Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps sgtMa $60,631 – $94,136 yearly
W-1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1 $35,597 – $61,510 yearly
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 $40,554 – $67,687 yearly
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 $45,828 – $80,392 yearly
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 $50,184 – $93,478 yearly
W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 $89,233 – $116,770 yearly
O-1 Second Lieutenant 2ndLt $36,418 – $45,824 yearly
O-2 First Lieutenant 1stLt $41,958 – $58,068 yearly
O-3 Captain Capt $48,560 – $79,002 yearly
O-4 Major Maj $55,231 – $92,218 yearly
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel LtCol $64,012 – $108,752yearly
O-6 Colonel Col $76,784 – $135,936yearly
O-7 Brigadier General BGen $101,257 – $151,283yearly
O-8 Major General MajGen $121,860 – $175,676yearly
O-9 Lieutenant General LtGen $172,224 – $186,998yearly
O-10 General Gen $15,583 per month
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