United States Marine Corps - O-4 Major
Yearly Base Pay
$63,284 - $105,664
Monthly Base Pay
$5,273.70 - $8,805.30
Hourly Base Pay *
$32.96 - $55.03
Marine Corps Major - Rank Details
|Service||United States Marine Corps|
|Address||Major (last name)|
What are a Major's Responsibilities?
A Major is the fourth rank among Officers in the USMC. Majors are usually Battalion Executive Officers, Weapons Company Commanders, or Regimental or Brigade Staff Members. The vast majority of Marines serve in combat roles, which makes their career progression very straightforward, in a constant cycle of learning, leading, and teaching at higher and higher levels.
What is a Major's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Major's payscale, the process of becoming a Major, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Major Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Major is $5,273.70 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $8,805.30 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Major, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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years of experience.
Use the slider below to calculate the basic pay and drill pay for an O-4 Major at varying years in his or her military career.
2 or less years
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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Major
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Major, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.