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U.S. Marine Corps: Basic Pay Charts for 2017


All members of the United States Marine Corps are paid a monthly basic pay rate determined by their paygrade/Marine Corps rank. Please note that the 2017 Military Basic Pay Charts on this page do not include the various Marine Corps allowances and bonuses that suppliment most servicemembers' incomes. For a more detailed military pay estimate, use our Marine Corps pay calculator.

The United States Marine Corps is the smallest among the branches, whose primary mission is amphibious warfare, though this has expanded considerably in the past century. Additionally, the Marine Corps is administratively a part of the Department of the Navy. As of 2016, there are roughly 180,000 Active Duty and 40,000 Reservist Marines. The major communities for the Marines include Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery, Aviation, Communications, Military Police, Military Intelligence, Legal, and Logistics, with many others not listed.


Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Enlisted Basic Pay Rates

This pay table is used to determine the monthly basic pay for enlisted servicemembers in the Marine Corps. To determine your pay rate, first choose your paygrade (from E-1 to E-9) and then find the row that corresponds with your number of years' experience in the Marine Corps. You can also use our Marine Corps Pay Calculator to calculate pay and allowances.


Years of Experience E-1 Insignia of a Marine Corps Private First Class E-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lance Corporal E-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Corporal E-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant E-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant E-6 Insignia of a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant E-7 Insignia of a Marine Corps Master Sergeant E-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant E-9
Private Private First Class Lance Corporal Corporal Sergeant Staff Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant Master Sergeant Master Gunnery Sergeant
2 or less $1,600 $1,793 $1,886 $2,089 $2,278 $2,487 $2,875 n/an/a
Over 2 $1,600 $1,793 $2,004 $2,196 $2,432 $2,737 $3,138 n/an/a
Over 3 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,315 $2,549 $2,857 $3,258 n/an/a
Over 4 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,432 $2,669 $2,975 $3,417 n/an/a
Over 6 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $2,857 $3,097 $3,542 n/an/a
Over 8 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,053 $3,373 $3,755 $4,136 n/a
Over 10 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,214 $3,480 $3,875 $4,319 $5,053
Over 12 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,688 $4,089 $4,432 $5,167
Over 14 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,752 $4,267 $4,568 $5,312
Over 16 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,798 $4,388 $4,715 $5,481
Over 18 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $4,517 $4,980 $5,653
Over 20 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $4,567 $5,115 $5,927
Over 22 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $4,735 $5,344 $6,159
Over 24 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $4,825 $5,471 $6,403
Over 26 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,783 $6,776
Over 28 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,783 $6,776
Over 30 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,899 $7,115
Over 32 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,899 $7,115
Over 34 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,899 $7,471
Over 36 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,899 $7,471
Over 38 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,899 $7,845
Over 40 $1,600 $1,793 $2,126 $2,536 $3,233 $3,852 $5,168 $5,899 $7,845

Notes on the Enlisted Positions


Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Officer Basic Pay Rates

This pay table is used to determine the monthly basic pay for commissioned officers in the Marine Corps. To determine your pay rate, first choose your paygrade (from O-1 to O-10) and then find the row that corresponds with your number of years' experience in the Marine Corps. You can also use our Marine Corps Pay Calculator to calculate pay and allowances.


Years Exp. Second LieutenantInsignia O-1First LieutenantInsignia O-2CaptainInsignia O-3MajorInsignia O-4Lieutenant ColonelInsignia O-5ColonelInsignia O-6Brigadier GeneralInsignia O-7Major GeneralInsignia O-8Lieutenant GeneralInsignia O-9GeneralInsignia O-10
Second Lieutenant First Lieutenant Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier General Major General Lieutenant General General
2 or less $3,035* $3,497* $4,047* $4,603* $5,334* $6,399* $8,438* $10,155* n/an/a
Over 2 $3,159* $3,982* $4,587* $5,328* $6,009* $7,030* $8,830* $10,488* n/an/a
Over 3 $3,819* $4,586* $4,951* $5,684* $6,425* $7,491* $9,011* $10,709* n/an/a
Over 4 $3,819* $4,741* $5,398* $5,762* $6,503* $7,491* $9,156* $10,770* n/an/a
Over 6 $3,819* $4,839* $5,657* $6,092* $6,763* $7,520* $9,417* $11,046* n/an/a
Over 8 $3,819* $4,839* $5,941* $6,446* $6,918* $7,842* $9,675* $11,506* n/an/a
Over 10 $3,819* $4,839* $6,124* $6,887* $7,260* $7,885* $9,973* $11,613* n/an/a
Over 12 $3,819* $4,839* $6,426* $7,230* $7,511* $7,885* $10,270* $12,050* n/an/a
Over 14 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,469* $7,834* $8,333* $10,569* $12,175* n/an/a
Over 16 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,606* $8,330* $9,125* $11,506* $12,552* n/an/a
Over 18 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $8,565* $9,590* $12,297* $13,097* n/an/a
Over 20 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $8,798* $10,055* $12,297* $13,599* $14,352* $15,583*
Over 22 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $10,319* $12,297* $13,934* $14,559* $15,583*
Over 24 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $10,587* $12,297* $13,934* $14,858* $15,583*
Over 26 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,106* $12,360* $13,934* $15,379* $15,583*
Over 28 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,106* $12,360* $13,934* $15,379* $15,583*
Over 30 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,328* $12,607* $14,283* $15,583* $15,583*
Over 32 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,328* $12,607* $14,283* $15,583* $15,583*
Over 34 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,328* $12,607* $14,640* $15,583* $15,583*
Over 36 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,328* $12,607* $14,640* $15,583* $15,583*
Over 38 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,328* $12,607* $14,640* $15,583* $15,583*
Over 40 $3,819* $4,839* $6,584* $7,685* $9,063* $11,328* $12,607* $14,640* $15,583* $15,583*

Notes on the Officer Positions

O-1: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-10: BASIC PAY FOR O7-O10 IS LIMITED TO LEVEL II OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE DURING 2017 ($15,583.20)

O-1E: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-2: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-2E: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-3: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-3E: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-4: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-5: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-6: BASIC PAY FOR O6 AND BELOW IS LIMITED TO LEVEL V OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT DURING 2017 ($12,641.70)

O-7: BASIC PAY FOR O7-O10 IS LIMITED TO LEVEL II OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE DURING 2017 ($15,583.20)

O-8: BASIC PAY FOR O7-O10 IS LIMITED TO LEVEL II OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE DURING 2017 ($15,583.20)

O-9: BASIC PAY FOR O7-O10 IS LIMITED TO LEVEL II OF THE EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE DURING 2017 ($15,583.20)

Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Warrant Officer Basic Pay Rates

This pay table is used to determine the monthly basic pay for warrant officers in the Marine Corps. To determine your pay rate, first choose your paygrade (from W-1 to W-5) and then find the row that corresponds with your number of years' experience in the Marine Corps. You can also use our Marine Corps Pay Calculator to calculate pay and allowances.


Years of Experience Warrant Officer 1Insignia W-1Chief Warrant Officer 2Insignia W-2Chief Warrant Officer 3Insignia W-3Chief Warrant Officer 4Insignia W-4Chief Warrant Officer 5Insignia W-5
Warrant Officer 1 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 5
2 or less $2,966.40 $3,379.50 $3,819.00 $4,182.00 n/a
Over 2 $3,285.60 $3,699.00 $3,978.30 $4,498.50 n/a
Over 3 $3,371.40 $3,797.40 $4,141.50 $4,627.50 n/a
Over 4 $3,552.90 $3,864.90 $4,195.20 $4,754.70 n/a
Over 6 $3,767.40 $4,084.20 $4,365.90 $4,973.40 n/a
Over 8 $4,083.60 $4,424.70 $4,702.50 $5,190.00 n/a
Over 10 $4,231.20 $4,593.60 $5,052.90 $5,409.30 n/a
Over 12 $4,437.30 $4,759.50 $5,218.20 $5,738.70 n/a
Over 14 $4,640.40 $4,962.90 $5,409.00 $6,027.90 n/a
Over 16 $4,800.30 $5,121.60 $5,605.50 $6,303.00 n/a
Over 18 $4,947.00 $5,265.60 $5,959.20 $6,528.30 n/a
Over 20 $5,125.80 $5,437.80 $6,198.00 $6,747.60 $7,436.10
Over 22 $5,125.80 $5,550.90 $6,340.80 $7,070.10 $7,813.20
Over 24 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,492.60 $7,335.00 $8,094.00
Over 26 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,637.40 $8,405.10
Over 28 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,637.40 $8,405.10
Over 30 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,789.80 $8,826.00
Over 32 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,789.80 $8,826.00
Over 34 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,789.80 $9,266.70
Over 36 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,789.80 $9,266.70
Over 38 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,789.80 $9,730.80
Over 40 $5,125.80 $5,640.60 $6,699.30 $7,789.80 $9,730.80


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