United States Marine Corps - O-8 Major General
Yearly Base Pay
$146,048 - $210,550
Monthly Base Pay
$12,170.70 - $17,545.80
Hourly Base Pay *
$76.07 - $109.66
Marine Corps Major General - Rank Details
Major General (MajGen)
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What are a Major General's Responsibilities?
A Major General is the eighth rank among Officers in the USMC. Major Generals are typically Division Commanders, or staff Officers at Combatant Commands. 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 General's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Major General's payscale, the process of becoming a Major General, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Major General Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Major General is $12,170.70 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $17,545.80 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Major General, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Major General
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Major General, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.