United States Marine Corps - E-3 Lance Corporal
Yearly Base Pay
$25,927 - $29,228
Monthly Base Pay
$2,160.60 - $2,435.70
Hourly Base Pay *
$13.50 - $15.22
Marine Corps Lance Corporal - Rank Details
Lance Corporal (LCpl)
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What are a Lance Corporal's Responsibilities?
Lance Corporal is the third-lowest among Enlisted ranks in the USMC. Most E-3s have already arrived to the Fleet; others highly technical ratings might continue training.
Fleet E-3s are more likely to know their way around than E-1s and E-2s. Experience and knowledge give a Marine much more credit than rank does. Fleet E-3s must begin competing for promotion to NCO status, which means they need to work on self-education courses, take on collateral duties (such as Fire Team Leader), and demonstrate leadership. Some Marines may hopelessly spend their entire commitment to the Marines as E-3s and never promote to E-4, thereby leaving as "Terminal Lances".
What is a Lance Corporal's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Lance Corporal's payscale, the process of becoming a Lance Corporal, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Lance Corporal is $2,160.60 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $2,435.70 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Lance 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 Lance Corporal
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Lance Corporal, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.