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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

E-9: For the Sergeant Major of the Army Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS, or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau basic pay is: $8,165.10.


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-10: Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2017 which is: $15,583.20. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Chief of Staff of the Army,Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or commander of a unified or specified combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).

O-1E: Applicable to O-1 to O-3 with at least 4 years and 1 day of active duty or more than 1460 points as a warrant and/or enlisted member. See Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations for more detailed explanation on who is eligible for this special basic pay rate.

O-6: Basic pay for O-6 and below is limited by Level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2017 which is: $12,641.70.

O-8: Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2017 which is: $15,583.20. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Chief of Staff of the Army,Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or commander of a unified or specified combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).

O-9: Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during Calendar Year 2017 which is: $15,583.20. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Chief of Staff of the Army,Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or commander of a unified or specified combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).

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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