Civilian to Military Rank - FederalPay.org
Military Rank to Civilian equivalency tables are created by each branch of the military. These tables help civilian and military personnel determine proper conduct for social and diplomatic purposes when interacting with each other. In the federal government and particularly in the Department of Defense interactions between military and civilian employees is common. When these interactions occur, clear social relationships are important – particularly for military personnel who are accustomed to a riged hierarchical structure.
The equivalent ranks listed below show which positions are equal in terms of respect and seniority. Generally, civilian employees are paid more compared to someone they are equal to socially.
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Equivalent Civilian to Military Ranks
|Civilian Grade||Military Rank||Army Title|
|GS-3||E-3||Private First Class|
|GS-4, GS-5||E-4||Specialist, Corporal|
|GS-6, GS-7||E-6||Staff Sergeant|
|GS-7||E-7||Sergeant First Class|
|GS-7||E-8||Master Sergeant or First Sergeant|
|GS-7||E-9||Sergeant Major or Command Sergeant Major|
|GS-8||W-1||Warrant Officer 1|
|GS-8||W-2||Chief Warrant Officer 2|
|GS-8||W-3||Chief Warrant Officer 3|
|GS-8||W-4||Chief Warrant Officer 4|
|GS-8||W-5||Master Warrant Officer|
|SES Level V||O-7||Brigadier General|
|SES Level IV||O-8||Major General|
|SES Level III||O-9||Lieutenant General|
|SES Level I & Level II||O-10||Army General|
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