United States Marine Corps - E-4 Corporal
Yearly Base Pay
$25,067 - $30,427
Monthly Base Pay
$2,088.90 - $2,535.60
Hourly Base Pay *
$13.06 - $15.85
Marine Corps Corporal - Rank Details
|Service||United States Marine Corps|
|Address||Corporal (last name)|
What are a Corporal's Responsibilities?
Corporal is the fourth among Enlisted ranks in the USMC. It is the first Non-Commissioned Officer rank, with the expectations of leading and setting expectations for junior Enlisted Marines. It is rare to see a group of junior Enlisted Marines without a Corporal or higher ranking Marine to supervise them.
Corporals are often Squad Leaders, leading two Fire Teams of four Marines each. Corporals continue developing their own skills through schools, self-education, strict self-discipline, and mentorship from higher-ranking Marines. Learning never stops, especially if Marines are intent on making the military a career.
What is a Corporal's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Corporal's payscale, the process of becoming a Corporal, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Corporal Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Corporal is $2,088.90 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $2,535.60 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Corporal, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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years of experience.
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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Corporal
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Corporal, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.