United States Marine Corps - E-1 Private

Yearly Base Pay

$18,803

Monthly Base Pay

$1,566.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$9.79

Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Private - Rank Details


Private (Pvt)

Classification Junior Enlisted
Abbreviation Pvt
NATO Code OR-1
Service United States Marine Corps
Address Private (last name)
What are a Private's Responsibilities?

Private is the lowest among Enlisted ranks in the USMC. Privates are universally known as "boots" for having recently graduated "Boot Camp" and still knowing nothing about the Fleet.

After Recruit Training, all Privates attend a School of Infantry (SOI) and learn how to be a Rifleman. Marines with Infantry MOSs go to an Infantry Training Battalion, and all others go to Marine Combat Training and then another school for their MOS. After that, the Private will finally report to their first unit.

No matter which MOS they are, Privates can expect to perform lots of cleaning and very basic guard duty.

What is a Private's Paygrade?

A Private is considered a Junior Enlisted, with a paygrade of E-1. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-1 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Private

A Private is a Junior Enlisted, with a military paygrade of E-1. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-1 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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