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U.S. Navy Salary By Ranking


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.

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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.

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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
O-10 Admiral ADM $15,583 Monthly
O-11 Fleet Admiral FADM n/a
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