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United States Army - W-1 Warrant Officer 1

Yearly Base Pay

$35,597 - $61,510

Monthly Base Pay

$2,966.40 - $5,125.80

Hourly Base Pay *

$18.54 - $32.04

Army Warrant Officer 1 - Rank Details


Warrant Officer 1 (WO1)

Classification Warrant Officer
Abbreviation WO1
NATO Code WO-1
Service United States Army
Address Mr. (last name) or Chief (last name)
What are a Warrant Officer 1's Responsibilities?

Warrant Officers are recognized as the most technically and tactically competent soldiers of differing certain specialties in the Army.

The base rank for Warrant Officers is Warrant Officer 1 (WO1). Still recognized as technical and tactical experts at this rank, WO1's serve from the team level (7 to 25 soldiers, depending on the type of team) thru the battalion level (around 800 soldiers).

What is a Warrant Officer 1's Paygrade?

A Warrant Officer 1 is considered a Warrant Officer, with a paygrade of W-1. 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 Warrant Officer 1's payscale, the process of becoming a Warrant Officer 1, and the history of the rank in the United States Army.

Seal of the Army Army Warrant Officer 1 Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Warrant Officer 1 is $2,966.40 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $5,125.80 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Warrant Officer 1, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


Basic Pay:

Drill Pay:

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For a W-1 Warrant Officer 1 with
years of experience.

Use the slider below to calculate the basic pay and drill pay for a W-1 Warrant Officer 1 at varying years in his or her military career.

2 or less years

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Equivalent Ranks to an Army Warrant Officer 1

A Warrant Officer 1 is a Warrant Officer, with a military paygrade of W-1. 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 Warrant Officer 1, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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