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United States Army - W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2

Yearly Base Pay

$40,554 - $67,687

Monthly Base Pay

$3,379.50 - $5,640.60

Hourly Base Pay *

$21.12 - $35.25

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 - Rank Details


Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2)

Classification Warrant Officer
Abbreviation CW2
NATO Code WO-2
Service United States Army
Address Mr. (last name) or Chief (last name)
What are a Chief Warrant Officer 2's Responsibilities?

The next level of Warrant Officer from WO1 is Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2). CW2's are more experienced tactical and technical experts in their specific military craft.

As with WO1's, they serve from the team to the battalion level, but there are generally less of them than they are WO1's, and these warrant officers answer to the CW2.

CW2's are perhaps the most common of the Warrant Officer ranks as they serve at unit levels—team to battalion—of which there the most in the Army.

CW2's are recognized as even more technically and tactically competent than non-commissioned officers (NCO's), aiding them in the performance of their duties by using the expertise and experience to aid the unit in whatever its mission set is.

What is a Chief Warrant Officer 2's Paygrade?

A Chief Warrant Officer 2 is considered a Warrant Officer, with a paygrade of W-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-7 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Chief Warrant Officer 2's payscale, the process of becoming a Chief Warrant Officer 2, and the history of the rank in the United States Army.

Seal of the Army Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Chief Warrant Officer 2 is $3,379.50 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $5,640.60 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Chief Warrant Officer 2, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Chief Warrant Officer 2

A Chief Warrant Officer 2 is a Warrant Officer, with a military paygrade of W-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-7 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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