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United States Army - W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3

Yearly Base Pay

$45,828 - $80,392

Monthly Base Pay

$3,819.00 - $6,699.30

Hourly Base Pay *

$23.87 - $41.87

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 - Rank Details


Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3)

Classification Warrant Officer
Abbreviation CW3
NATO Code WO-3
Service United States Army
Address Mr. (last name) or Chief (last name)
What are a Chief Warrant Officer 3's Responsibilities?

The next level of Warrant Officer from CW2 is Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3). CW3's are even more experienced tactical and technical experts in their specific military craft, recognized by members of the military as advanced experts.

They can serve from the team level (7 to 25 soldiers) all the way thru the brigade level (5000 soldiers). They directly support operations at these levels, or between them, with their extensive experience and expertise in their craft.

Given their level of expertise and that at which they serve, CW3's are a more rare rank in the Army.

What is a Chief Warrant Officer 3's Paygrade?

A Chief Warrant Officer 3 is considered a Warrant Officer, with a paygrade of W-3. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-8 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Chief Warrant Officer 3's payscale, the process of becoming a Chief Warrant Officer 3, and the history of the rank in the United States Army.

Seal of the Army Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Chief Warrant Officer 3 is $3,819.00 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $6,699.30 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Chief Warrant Officer 3, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Chief Warrant Officer 3

A Chief Warrant Officer 3 is a Warrant Officer, with a military paygrade of W-3. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-8 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Army Chief Warrant Officer 3, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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