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 2020 Pay Range
E-1 No Insignia Seaman Recruit SR Seaman $1,733 per month
E-2 Insignia of a Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Seaman Apprentice SA Seaman $1,943 per month
E-3 Insignia of a Coast Guard Seaman Seaman SN Seaman $24,512 - $27,634 per year
E-4 Insignia of a Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Petty Officer Third Class PO3 Petty Officer $27,151 - $32,958 per year
E-5 Insignia of a Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Second Class PO2 Petty Officer $29,610 - $42,023 per year
E-6 Insignia of a Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer First Class PO1 Petty Officer $32,324 - $50,065 per year
E-7 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer CPO Chief Petty Officer $37,372 - $67,169 per year
E-8 Insignia of a Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer SCPO Chief Petty Officer $53,762 - $76,676 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer MCPO Chief Petty Officer $65,675 - $101,970 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty Officer Command Master Chief Petty Officer CMC Chief Petty Officer $65,675 - $101,970 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) $65,675 - $101,970 per year
W-2 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO-2 Chief Warrant Officer $43,927 - $73,318 per year
W-3 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO-3 Chief Warrant Officer $49,644 - $87,080 per year
W-4 Insignia of a Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO-4 Chief Warrant Officer $54,360 - $101,254 per year
O-1 Insignia of a Coast Guard Ensign Ensign ENS Junior Officer $39,445 - $49,637 per year
O-2 Insignia of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG Junior Officer $45,450 - $62,896 per year
O-3 Insignia of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Lieutenant LT Junior Officer $52,600 - $85,576 per year
O-4 Insignia of a Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander LCDR Junior Officer $59,825 - $99,889 per year
O-5 Insignia of a Coast Guard Commander Commander CDR Senior Officer $69,336 - $117,799 per year
O-6 Insignia of a Coast Guard Captain Captain CAPT Senior Officer $83,174 - $147,244 per year
O-7 Insignia of a Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half DRML Flag Officer $109,681 - $163,872 per year
O-8 Insignia of a Coast Guard Rear Admiral Rear Admiral RADM Flag Officer $131,994 - $190,289 per year
O-9 Insignia of a Coast Guard Vice Admiral Vice Admiral VADM Flag Officer $186,552 - $197,302 per year
O-10 Insignia of a Coast Guard Admiral Admiral ADM Flag Officer $16,442 per month
To see how Coast Guard ranks compare to civilian employees, see our Coast Guard ranks to GS grades comparison table.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/military/coast-guard/ranks