The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
U.S. Navy Ranks – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest
An enlisted member enters the Navy as a Seaman Recruit. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Seaman. The next notable advancement is to a Noncommissioned Officer.
See Also: U.S. Navy Ranks And Symbols
The highest rank attainable in the Navy is the five-star Fleet Admiral. In 1944, Congress created the rank Fleet Admiral to be granted to four people. There has been no authorization to use the rank since the World War II era.
The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Navy and their respective pay grades, 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||CMDCM||$60,631 – $94,136Yearly|
|E-9||Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Navy||MCPON||$60,631 – $94,136Yearly|
|W-2||Chief Warrant Officer 2||CW2||$40,554 – $67,687Yearly|
|W-3||Chief Warrant Officer 3||CW3||$45,828 – $80,392Yearly|
|W-4||Chief Warrant Officer 4||CW4||$50,184 – $93,478Yearly|
|W-5||Chief Warrant Officer 5||CW5||$89,233 – $116,770Yearly|
|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||RDML||$101,257 – $151,283Yearly|
|O-8||Rear Admiral||RADM||$121,860 – $175,676Yearly|
|O-9||Vice Admiral||VADM||$172,224 – $186,998Yearly|