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United States Army - O-7 Brigadier General

O-7 Brigadier General

Yearly Base Pay

$101,257 - $151,283

Monthly Base Pay

$8,438.10 - $12,606.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$52.74 - $78.79

Army Brigadier General - Rank Details


Brigadier General (BG)

Classification General Officer
Abbreviation BG
NATO Code OF-6
Service United States Army
Address General (last name)
What are a Brigadier General's Responsibilities?

A Brigadier General is a commissioned officer in the United States Army. They receive their commission upon appointment by President of the United States by recommendation of the Secretary of the Army.

Brigadier Generals serve in the grade of O-7.

General officers do not serve a specific branch of the Army, they are recognized leadership, technical, and tactical experts and serve the population of the army as a whole, thus giving rise to the term general officer.

The title of general officer also marks a departure from the field grade officer ranks, further enforcing the idea that general officers are not branch specific officers but leaders capable of heading multi-faceted organizations.

The primary reason for Brigadier Generals' existence is to serve as deputy commanders of brigade or division-sized elements (about 5000 or 14000 soldiers respectively). They are given these positions in order to serve directly underneath Major Generals and thus benefit from their experience as Brigadiers learn how to discharge the duties and responsibilities of a general officer.

Even harder to attain than the already highly-elective colonel ranks, general officer positions are revered for the extensive experience, expertise, and leadership capacity that the holding of such positions denote.

What is a Brigadier General's Paygrade?

A Brigadier General is considered a General Officer, with a paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Brigadier General's payscale, the process of becoming a Brigadier General, and the history of the rank in the United States Army.

Seal of the Army Army Brigadier General Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Brigadier General is $8,438.10 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $12,606.90 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Brigadier General, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Brigadier General

A Brigadier General is a General Officer, with a military paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Army Brigadier General, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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