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United States Marine Corps - O-9 Lieutenant General

O-9 Lieutenant General

Yearly Base Pay

$172,224 - $186,998

Monthly Base Pay

$14,352.00 - $15,583.20

Hourly Base Pay *

$89.70 - $97.40

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Lieutenant General (LtGen)

Classification General Officer
Abbreviation LtGen
NATO Code OF-9
Service United States Marine Corps
Address General (last name)
What are a Lieutenant General's Responsibilities?

Lieutenant Generals typically are either in charge of the highest Marine Corps Commands, or are deputies of Combatant Commands.

What is a Lieutenant General's Paygrade?

A Lieutenant General is considered a General Officer, with a paygrade of O-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 3 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

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Starting pay for a Lieutenant General is $14,352.00 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $15,583.20 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Lieutenant General, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Lieutenant General

A Lieutenant General is a General Officer, with a military paygrade of O-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 3 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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