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United States Marine Corps - W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4

Yearly Base Pay

$50,184 - $93,478

Monthly Base Pay

$4,182.00 - $7,789.80

Hourly Base Pay *

$26.14 - $48.69

Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 - Rank Details


Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4)

Classification Warrant Officer
Abbreviation CW4
NATO Code WO-4
Service United States Marine Corps
Address Warrant Officer (last name) Infantry: Gunner (last name)
What are a Chief Warrant Officer 4's Responsibilities?

Warrant Officers and Limited Duty Officers are technical or warfare specialists beyond the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant. Warrants hold specialty positions such as Maintenance Officers, Career Recruiters, Supply Officers, and Administrative Officers. Warrants hold ranks that fall between E-9 and O-1. To progress past W-5, the Warrant would have to promote to O-1 as an LDO.

A special position in Infantry Companies known as "The Gunner" is a Warrant with a special "bursting bomb" insignia on their left collar -- they are masters of every type of weapon in the Marine Corps, responsible for training, acquisition, and tactics development. They may even be a Force Commander's eyes in the field of a major combat operation.

What is a Chief Warrant Officer 4's Paygrade?

A Chief Warrant Officer 4 is considered a Warrant Officer, with a paygrade of W-4. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-8 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Chief Warrant Officer 4's payscale, the process of becoming a Chief Warrant Officer 4, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.

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Starting pay for a Chief Warrant Officer 4 is $4,182.00 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $7,789.80 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Chief Warrant Officer 4, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4

A Chief Warrant Officer 4 is a Warrant Officer, with a military paygrade of W-4. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-8 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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