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United States Marine Corps - O-7 Brigadier General

O-7 Brigadier General

Yearly Base Pay

$101,257 - $151,283

Monthly Base Pay

$8,438.10 - $12,606.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$52.74 - $78.79

Marine Corps Brigadier General - Rank Details


Brigadier General (BGen)

Classification General Officer
Abbreviation BGen
NATO Code OF-7
Service United States Marine Corps
Address General (last name)
What are a Brigadier General's Responsibilities?

A Brigadier General is the seventh rank among Officers in the USMC. Brigadier Generals are typically Brigade Commanders or Division Executive Officers. The vast majority of Marines serve in combat roles, which makes their career progression very straightforward, in a constant cycle of learning, leading, and teaching at higher and higher levels.

What is a Brigadier General's Paygrade?

A Brigadier General is considered a General Officer, with a paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Brigadier General's payscale, the process of becoming a Brigadier General, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.

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Starting pay for a Brigadier General is $8,438.10 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $12,606.90 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Brigadier General, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Brigadier General

A Brigadier General is a General Officer, with a military paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Brigadier General, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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