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Navy Ranks And Basic Pay For 2019

The US Navy is one of the largest branches in the US Military.  With over 320,000 active duty personnel, the Navy has a long tradition of defending our nations waters, and force projection throughout the world.

Like every other military branch, they have a very structured ranking system that clearly designates who’s in charge of whom.

Whether you’re a Navy SEAL, a pilot, or a cook, the ranking structure is the same no matter what job you have in the Navy.

Below is a table outlining the Navy Ranks and Basic Pay for 2019 for both officers and enlisted.

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Navy Enlisted Ranks And Pay

Navy Officer Ranks And Pay

InsigniaPay GradeRankAbbreviation2019 Pay (monthly)
N/AE-1Seaman RecruitSR$1,681
E-2Seaman ApprenticeSA$1,884
e-3 navy seamanE-3SeamanSN$1,981
petty officer third classE-4Petty Officer Third ClassPO3$2,195
petty officer second classE-5Petty Officer Second ClassPO2$2,394
petty officer first classE-6Petty Officer First ClassPO1$2,613
chief petty officerE-7Chief Petty OfficerCPO$3,021
senior chief petty officerE-8Senior Chief Petty OfficerSCPO$4,345
master chief petty officerE-9Master Chief Petty OfficerMCPO$5,308
command master chief petty officerE-9Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCMDCM$5,429
master chief petty officer of the navyE-9Master Chief Petty Officer Of The NavyMCPON$5,580

Keep in mind that the above pay is based on the lowest number of years in the Navy while achieving a specific rank.

The longer you serve, the higher your pay will be.

For example, while an E-5 with less than 2 years in the Navy will receive an average of $2,394 per month, an E-5 with over 6 years in the Navy will receive an average of $3,001 per month.

Check out the charts below to see how it all plays out on a yearly basis:

Navy Enlisted Ranks and Pay – Years 2 – 6

Pay GradeLess than 2 YearsOver 2 YearsOver 3 YearsOver 4 YearsOver 6 Years
E-1$1,681$1,681$1,681$1,681$1,681
E-2$1,884$1,884$1,884$1,884$1,884
E-3$1,981$2,106$2,233$2,233$2,233
E-4$2,195$2,307$2,432$2,555$2,664
E-5$2,394$2,554$2,678$2,804$3,001
E-6$2,613$2,875$3,002$3,125$3,254
E-7$3,021$3,297$3,423$3,591$3,721

Navy Enlisted Ranks and Pay – Years 8 – 16

Pay GradeOver 8 YearsOver 10 YearsOver 12 YearsOver 14 YearsOver 16 Years
E-1$1,681$1,681$1,681$1,681$1,681
E-2$1,884$1,884$1,884$1,884$1,884
E-3$2,233$2,233$2,233$2,233$2,233
E-4$2,664$2,664$2,664$2,664$2,664
E-5$3,207$3,376$3,396$3,396$3,396
E-6$3,543$3,656$3,874$3,941$3,990
E-7$3,945$4,072$4,296$4,482$4,610
E-8$4,345$4,538$4,657$4,799$4,954
E-9N/A$5,308$5,429$5,580$5,758

Navy Enlisted Ranks And Pay – Years 18 – 26

Pay GradeOver 18 YearsOver 20 YearsOver 22 YearsOver 24 yearsOver 26 Years
E-1$1,681$1,681$1,681$1,681$1,681
E-2$1,884$1,884$1,884$1,884$1,884
E-3$2,233$2,233$2,233$2,233$2,233
E-4$2,664$2,664$2,664$2,664$2,664
E-5$3,396$3,396$3,396$3,396$3,396
E-6$4,047$4,047$4,047$4,047$4,047
E-7$4,745$4,798$4,974$5,069$5,429
E-8$5,233$5,374$5,614$5,747$6,076
E-9$5,938$6,227$6,470$6,727$7,119

Navy Enlisted Ranks And Pay – 30+ Years

Pay GradeOver 30 YearsOver 34 YearsOver 38 YearsOver 40 Years
E-8$6,198$6,198$6,198$6,198
E-9$7,475$7,849$8,242$8,242

The above pay rates do not include the wide variety of bonuses and benefits that are included in Navy service.

Additional incentives, pay, and bonuses may also include:

To name just a few.  Check with your local Navy recruiter to learn more.

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Here’s a chart showing the ranking structure for officers in the Navy:

InsigniaPay GradeRankAbbreviation2019 Avg. Pay (monthly)
ensign in navyO-1EnsignENS$3,188
lieutenant junior gradeO-2Lieutenant Junior GradeLTJG$3,674
lieutenantO-3LieutenantLT$4,252
lieutenant commanderO-4Lieutenant CommanderLCDR$4,835
commanderO-5CommanderCDR$5,604
captainO-6CaptainCAPT$6,723
rear admiral lower halfO-7Rear Admiral Lower HalfRDML$8,865
rear admiralO-8Rear AdmiralRADM$10,669
vice admiralO-9Vice AdmiralVADM$15,079
admiralO-10AdmiralADM$15,800
fleet admiralO-11Fleet AdmiralFADM$16,100

Just like with the enlisted ranks, the above pay numbers are the absolute minimum.

The longer you serve, the higher the pay will be.

For example, while an O-3 with less than 2 years in the Navy will receive about $4,252 per month, an O-3 with over 8 years will receive about $6,242 per month on average.

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Check out the charts below to see how it all plays out:

Navy Officer Ranks And Pay – Years 2 – 6

Pay GradeLess Than 2 YearsOver 2 YearsOver 3 YearsOver 4 yearsOver 6 Years
O-1$3,189$3,319$4,012$4,012$4,012
O-2$3,673$4,184$4,819$4,981$5,084
O-3$4,251$4,820$5,202$5,672$5,943
O-4$4,836$5,598$5,971$6,054$6,401
O-5$5,604$6,313$6,750$6,833$7,105
O-6$6,723$7,386$7,870$7,870$7,900
O-7$8,865$9,277$9,468$9,619$9,893
O-8$10,669$11,019$11,251$11,315$11,605

Navy Officer Ranks And Pay – Years 8 – 16

Pay GradeOver 8 YearsOver 10 YearsOver 12 YearsOver 14 YearsOver 16 Years
O-1$4,012$4,012$4,012$4,012$4,012
O-2$5,084$5,084$5,084$5,084$5,084
O-3$6,241$6,435$6,751$6,917$6,917
O-4$6,773$7,236$7,596$7,847$7991
O-5$7,268$7,627$7,890$8,231$8,751
O-6$8,239$8,284$8,284$8,755$9,587
O-7$10,164$10,478$10,790$11,103$12,088
O-8$12,088$12,201$12,660$12,791$13,187

Navy Officer Ranks And Pay – Years 18 – 26

Pay GradeOver 18 YearsOver 20 YearsOver 22 YearsOver 24 YearsOver 26 Years
O-1$4,012$4,012$4,012$4,012$4,012
O-2$5,084$5,084$5,084$5,084$5,084
O-3$6,917$6,917$6,917$6,917$6,917
O-4$8,074$8,074$8,074$8,074$8,074
O-5$8,999$9,243$9,522$9,522$9,522
O-6$10,076$10,564$10,842$11,123$11,668
O-7$12,920$12,920$12,920$12,920$12,985
O-8$13,759$14,287$14,639$14,639$14,639
O-9N/A$15,079$15,296$15,610$15,800
O-10N/A$15,800$15,800$15,800$15,800

Navy Officer Ranks And Pay – 30+ Years

Pay GradeOver 30 YearsOver 34 YearsOver 38 YearsOver 40 Years
O-6$11,901$11,901$11,901$11,901
O-7$13,245$13,245$13,245$13,245
O-8$15,006$15,381$15,381$15,381
O-9$15,800$15,800$15,800$15,800
O-10$15,800$15,800$15,800$15,800

Navy Ranks And Pay For 2019 – Warrant Officers

Navy Warrant Officer Ranks And Pay – Years 2 – 6

Pay GradeUnder 2 YearsOver 2 YearsOver 3 YearsOver 4 YearsOver 6 years
W-1$3,116$3,452$3,542$3,733$3,958
W-2$3,550$3,886$3,990$4,061$4,291
W-3$4,012$4,179$4,351$4,407$4,587
W-4$4,394$4,726$4,862$4,995$5,225

Navy Warrant Officer Ranks And Pay – Years 8 – 16

Pay GradeOver 8 YearsOver 10 YearsOver 12 YearsOver 14 YearsOver 16 Years
W-1$4,290$4,446$4,662$4,875$5,043
W-2$4,649$4,826$5,001$5,214$5,381
W-3$4,941$5,309$5,482$5,682$5,889
W-4$5,453$5,683$6,030$6,333$6,622

Navy Warrant Officer Ranks And Pay – Years 18 – 26

Pay GradeOver 18 YearsOver 20 YearsOver 22 YearsOver 24 yearsOver 26 years
W-1$5,198$5,385$5,385$5,385$5,385
W-2$5,532$5,713$5,832$5,926$5,926
W-3$6,261$6,512$6,662$6,821$7,038
W-4$6,859$7,089$7,428$7,706$8,024
W-5N/A$7,812$8,209$8,504$8,831

Navy Warrant Officer Ranks And Pay – 30+ Years

Pay GradeOver 30 YearsOver 34 YearsOver 38 YearsOver 40 Years
W-4$8,184$8,184$8,184$8,184
W-5$9,273$9,736$10,223$10,223

Sources:

https://www.navy.com/sites/default/files/2019-02/MilPayTable2019-1-FullTime.pdf

https://www.navycs.com/charts/2019-military-pay-chart.html

https://www.federalpay.org/military/navy/ranks

Rob V.
Rob V.
Rob V. is the founder of OperationMilitaryKids.org. While he never actually served in the US Military, he has a passion for writing about military related topics. Born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ, he graduated from the New Jersey Institute Of Technology with an MBA in eCommerce. His hobbies include beach volleyball, target shooting, and lifting. Rob is also a commercially rated pilot with over 1,500 hours of flight time.

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