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United States Coast Guard - O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade

O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade

Yearly Base Pay

$41,958 - $58,068

Monthly Base Pay

$3,496.50 - $4,839.00

Hourly Base Pay *

$21.85 - $30.24

Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade - Rank Details


Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)

Classification Junior Officer
Abbreviation LTJG
NATO Code OF-1
Service United States Coast Guard
Address Lieutenant (last name)
What are a Lieutenant Junior Grade's Responsibilities?

The Lieutenant (Junior Grade) (LTJG), popularly known as a "JayGee", is a junior commissioned officer's rank above that of Ensign but below that of Lieutenant. It is equivalent to the rank of first lieutenant in the other services, but with a unique blend of military and law enforcement responsibilities. The LTJG serves as billeted division officers on board a Coast Guard vessel or at a shore station, usually in his or her selected specialty. The Lieutenant (Junior Grade) is normally expected to lead a group of petty officers and non-rates in a particular division.

The main role of a Lieutenant Junior Grade is to pay particular attention to developing his or her specialty qualifications, professionalism and leadership qualities within the Coast Guard. Because of the multi-mission nature of the Coast Guard, the junior officer is expected to be a warrior, sailor, policeman, humanitarian, regulator, protector of the marine environment and coastline, and diplomat. Assignments are designed to test the junior officer's skills and his or her career development depends on how competently he or she handles each assignment. In view of subsequent career advancements, Lieutenants Junior Grade are also encouraged to continue to complete formal education courses in his or her specialty.

What is a Lieutenant Junior Grade's Paygrade?

A Lieutenant Junior Grade is considered a Junior Officer, with a paygrade of O-2. The civilian equivalents of this military rank are roughly GS-8, GS-9 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Lieutenant Junior Grade's payscale, the process of becoming a Lieutenant Junior Grade, and the history of the rank in the United States Coast Guard.

Seal of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Lieutenant Junior Grade is $3,496.50 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $4,839.00 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Lieutenant Junior Grade, or visit our Coast Guard pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade

A Lieutenant Junior Grade is a Junior Officer, with a military paygrade of O-2. The civilian equivalents of this military rank are roughly GS-8, GS-9 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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