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United States Marine Corps - E-2 Private First Class

E-2 Private First Class

Yearly Base Pay

$21,078

Monthly Base Pay

$1,756.50

Hourly Base Pay *

$10.98

Marine Corps Private First Class - Rank Details


Private First Class (PFC)

Classification Junior Enlisted
Abbreviation PFC
NATO Code OR-2
Service United States Marine Corps
Address PFC (last name)
What are a Private First Class' Responsibilities?

PFC is the second-lowest among Enlisted ranks in the USMC. There is not much difference between the lives of an E-1 or E-2. They may be in school or in the Fleet; but no matter what, most of their time is divided between studying and menial labor.

What is a Private First Class' Paygrade?

A Private First Class is considered a Junior Enlisted, with a paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Private First Class Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Private First Class is $1,756.50 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Private First Class, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Private First Class

A Private First Class is a Junior Enlisted, with a military paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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Source: www.federalpay.org/military/marine-corps/private-first-class