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United States Army - E-2 Private Second Class

E-2 Private Second Class

Yearly Base Pay

$21,521

Monthly Base Pay

$1,793.40

Hourly Base Pay *

$11.21

Army Private Second Class - Rank Details


Private Second Class (PV2)

Classification Enlisted Soldier
Abbreviation PV2
NATO Code OR-2
Service United States Army
Address Private (last name)
What are a Private Second Class' Responsibilities?

This rank, known and often described as "PV2", is also officially the rank of private. It is one step above the initial rank of private. Soldiers holding this rank have the insignia of one chevron to differentiate them from newly enlisted privates.

Privates holding the rank of E-2 are the most basic soldiers in the active Army. There are in charge of only themselves and their job is to execute an assigned duty to the best of their ability as well as to follow all the commands of those appointed over them.

What is a Private Second Class' Paygrade?

A Private Second Class is considered an Enlisted Soldier, with a paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Army Army Private Second Class Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Private Second Class is $1,793.40 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Private Second Class, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Private Second Class

A Private Second Class is an Enlisted Soldier, with a military paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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