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United States Coast Guard - E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer

Yearly Base Pay

$60,631 - $94,136

Monthly Base Pay

$5,052.60 - $7,844.70

Hourly Base Pay *

$31.58 - $49.03

Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer - Rank Details


Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)

Classification Chief Petty Officer
Abbreviation MCPO
NATO Code OR-9
Service United States Coast Guard
Address Chief Petty Officer (last name)
What are a Master Chief Petty Officer's Responsibilities?

The Master Chief Petty Officer is the ninth and highest enlisted rank in the US Coast Guard and is addressed as "Master Chief". Master Chiefs are considered to be the most qualified and most capable enlisted personnel in his or her specialty, both in technical skill and leadership. Further advancement is highly competitive, so the "Master Chief" will typically participate in the Command Master Chief Petty Officer Program.

As with other non-commissioned ranks, the "Master Chief" holds a specialised rating in his or her technical specialty. An example is Master Chief Fire Controlman (FNCM). Some smaller vessels and Coast Guard stations may be staffed entirely by enlisted personnel and commanded by a Master Chief.

Master Chiefs may hold non-designated command positions at unit and command level and wear a silver, two-star command identification badge. Some Master Chiefs hold commandant-designated command positions, and these are indicated by a gold, two-star command identification badge.

What is a Master Chief Petty Officer's Paygrade?

A Master Chief Petty Officer is considered a Chief Petty 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 Master Chief Petty Officer's payscale, the process of becoming a Master Chief Petty Officer, and the history of the rank in the United States Coast Guard.

Seal of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Master Chief Petty Officer 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 Master Chief Petty Officer, or visit our Coast Guard pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer

A Master Chief Petty Officer is a Chief Petty 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 a Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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