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United States Marine Corps - E-7 Gunnery Sergeant

Yearly Base Pay

$33,793 - $60,736

Monthly Base Pay

$2,816.10 - $5,061.30

Hourly Base Pay *

$17.60 - $31.63

Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant - Rank Details


Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt)

Classification Staff Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation GySgt
NATO Code OR-7
Service United States Marine Corps
Address Gunnery Sergeant (last name) Informal: Gunny
What are a Gunnery Sergeant's Responsibilities?

Gunnery Sergeant is the seventh among Enlisted ranks in the USMC. It is the second Staff Non-Commissioned Officer rank, with the clearest distinction of being someone never to piss off. Marine Gunnery Sergeants are often famously portrayed in movies as Drill Instructors -- with such adaptations almost always far tamer than real life.

Gunnery Sergeants usually lead at the Company level, advising Captains on material and personnel readiness. They may serve on Battalion-level staffs, or may be in charge of training units or recruiting stations in the absence of an Officer to fill the billet. Their growth in technical and interpersonal leadership continues.

What is a Gunnery Sergeant's Paygrade?

A Gunnery Sergeant is considered a Staff Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-6 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Gunnery Sergeant is $2,816.10 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $5,061.30 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Gunnery Sergeant, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant

A Gunnery Sergeant is a Staff Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-6 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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