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U.S. Coast Guard: List of Ranks, Insignia, and Pay Range


An enlisted member enters the Coast Guard as a Seaman Recruit. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Seaman. The next two notable advancements are the advancement to a Petty Officer and then to a Chief Petty Officer.

The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Coast Guard and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and classifications. Click any rank to view detailed information about that rank's duties, pay, promotions, and more.

Seal of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Ranks - Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

Pay Grade Insignia Rank Abbreviation Classification 2017 Pay Range
E-1 No Insignia Seaman Recruit SR Seaman $1,600 per month
E-2 Insignia of a Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Seaman Apprentice SA Seaman $1,793 per month
E-3 Insignia of a Coast Guard Seaman Seaman SN Seaman $22,630 - $25,510 per year
E-4 Insignia of a Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Petty Officer Third Class PO3 Petty Officer $25,067 - $30,427 per year
E-5 Insignia of a Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Second Class PO2 Petty Officer $27,338 - $38,794 per year
E-6 Insignia of a Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer First Class PO1 Petty Officer $29,840 - $46,220 per year
E-7 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer CPO Chief Petty Officer $34,502 - $62,010 per year
E-8 Insignia of a Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer SCPO Chief Petty Officer $49,633 - $70,787 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer MCPO Chief Petty Officer $60,631 - $94,136 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty Officer Command Master Chief Petty Officer CMC Chief Petty Officer $60,631 - $94,136 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard MCPOC Chief Petty Officer (Special) $60,631 - $94,136 per year
W-2 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO-2 Chief Warrant Officer $40,554 - $67,687 per year
W-3 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO-3 Chief Warrant Officer $45,828 - $80,392 per year
W-4 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO-4 Chief Warrant Officer $50,184 - $93,478 per year
O-1 Insignia of a Coast Guard Ensign Ensign ENS Junior Officer $36,418 - $45,824 per year
O-2 Insignia of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG Junior Officer $41,958 - $58,068 per year
O-3 Insignia of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Lieutenant LT Junior Officer $48,560 - $79,002 per year
O-4 Insignia of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander LCDR Junior Officer $55,231 - $92,218 per year
O-5 Insignia of a Coast Guard Commander Commander CDR Senior Officer $64,012 - $108,752 per year
O-6 Insignia of a Coast Guard Captain Captain CAPT Senior Officer $76,784 - $135,936 per year
O-7 Insignia of a Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half DRML Flag Officer $101,257 - $151,283 per year
O-8 Insignia of a Coast Guard Rear Admiral Rear Admiral RADM Flag Officer $121,860 - $175,676 per year
O-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Vice Admiral Vice Admiral VADM Flag Officer $172,224 - $186,998 per year
O-10 Insignia of a Coast Guard Admiral Admiral ADM Flag Officer $15,583 per month
To see how Coast Guard ranks compare to civilian employees, see our Coast Guard ranks to GS grades comparison table.

** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/military/coast-guard/ranks