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United States Marine Corps - E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant

E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant

Yearly Base Pay

$60,631 - $94,136

Monthly Base Pay

$5,052.60 - $7,844.70

Hourly Base Pay *

$31.58 - $49.03

Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant - Rank Details


Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySg)

Classification Staff Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation MGySg
NATO Code OR-9
Service United States Marine Corps
Address Master Gunnery Sergeant (last name) Informal: Master Guns
What are a Master Gunnery Sergeant's Responsibilities?

Master Gunnery Sergeant is the ninth among Enlisted ranks in the USMC, equal in rank but different in responsibilities than a Sergeant Major. Master Gunnery Sergeants are technical managers, while Sergeants Major are personnel managers.

Master Gunnery Sergeants lead at the Battalion level or higher, all the way up to Force levels, advising Majors all the way up to Generals of the readiness of their units with respect to equipment and programs.

What is a Master Gunnery Sergeant's Paygrade?

A Master Gunnery Sergeant is considered a Staff Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-9. 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 Master Gunnery Sergeant's payscale, the process of becoming a Master Gunnery Sergeant, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.

Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Master Gunnery Sergeant is $5,052.60 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $7,844.70 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Master 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 Master Gunnery Sergeant

A Master Gunnery Sergeant is a Staff Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-9. 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 Master Gunnery Sergeant, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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