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United States Army - E-9 Command Sergeant Major

Yearly Base Pay

$60,631 - $94,136

Monthly Base Pay

$5,052.60 - $7,844.70

Hourly Base Pay *

$31.58 - $49.03

Army Command Sergeant Major - Rank Details


Command Sergeant Major (CSM)

Classification Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation CSM
NATO Code OR-9
Service United States Army
Address Command Sergeant Major (last name)
What are a Command Sergeant Major's Responsibilities?

Command Sergeants Major are non-commissioned officers (NCO's) in the United States Army. As with Sergeants Major, they are the highest-ranking enlisted soldiers in the military, as they share the same grade but have different duties and responsibilities.

Command Sergeants Major hold leadership positions at the battalion level all the way thru the levels of units (battalion, brigade, division, corps, combatant command, forces, command) up to the entire Army, which position is held by the Sergeant Major of the Army.

In the units in which they serve, they are senior-most NCO and the final authority on standards and discipline as well as the all aspects of military life that soldiers experience.

Command Sergeants Major serve alongside the commanders of units at the battalion level and above, providing these officers invaluable insight and advice as they make decisions on how to train and prepare their units to accomplish their assigned missions.

Command Sergeants Major represent the epitome of success as an enlisted soldier in the United States Army.

What is a Command Sergeant Major's Paygrade?

A Command Sergeant Major is considered a Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-6 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Army Army Command Sergeant Major Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Command Sergeant Major is $5,052.60 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $7,844.70 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Command Sergeant Major, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Command Sergeant Major

A Command Sergeant Major is a Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-6 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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