U.S. Marine Corps: List of Ranks, Insignia, and Pay Range


An enlisted member enters the Marine Corps as a Private. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Lance Corporal. The next two notable advancements are the advancement to a Noncommissioned Officer and then to a Staff Noncommissioned Officer.

The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Marine Corps and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and classifications. Click any rank to view detailed information about that rank's duties, pay, promotions, and more.

Seal of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Ranks - Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

Pay Grade Insignia Rank Abbreviation Classification 2016 Pay Range
E-1 No Insignia Private Pvt Junior Enlisted $1,567 per month
E-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps Private First Class Private First Class PFC Junior Enlisted $1,757 per month
E-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lance Corporal Lance Corporal LCpl Junior Enlisted $22,165 - $24,984 per year
E-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Corporal Corporal Cpl Noncommissioned Officer $24,552 - $29,801 per year
E-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant Sergeant Sgt Noncommissioned Officer $26,777 - $37,994 per year
E-6 Insignia of a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant SSgt Staff Noncommissioned Officer $29,228 - $45,270 per year
E-7 Insignia of a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant GySgt Staff Noncommissioned Officer $33,793 - $60,736 per year
E-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps Master Sergeant Master Sergeant MSgt Staff Noncommissioned Officer $48,611 - $69,332 per year
E-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps First Sergeant First Sergeant 1stSg Senior Enlisted Advisor $48,611 - $69,332 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Master Gunnery Sergeant MGySg Staff Noncommissioned Officer $59,386 - $92,200 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant Major Sergeant Major SgtMa Senior Enlisted Advisor $59,386 - $92,200 per year
E-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps sgtMa Senior Enlisted Advisor $59,386 - $92,200 per year
W-1 Insignia of a Marine Corps Warrant Officer 1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1 Warrant Officer $34,866 - $60,246 per year
W-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 Warrant Officer $39,719 - $66,294 per year
W-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 Warrant Officer $44,885 - $78,739 per year
W-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 Warrant Officer $49,151 - $91,555 per year
W-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 Warrant Officer $87,397 - $114,368 per year
O-1 Insignia of a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant 2ndLt Commissioned Officer $35,669 - $44,881 per year
O-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps First Lieutenant First Lieutenant 1stLt Commissioned Officer $41,094 - $56,873 per year
O-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Captain Captain Capt Commissioned Officer $47,563 - $77,378 per year
O-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Major Major Maj Field Officer $54,094 - $90,320 per year
O-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel LtCol Field Officer $62,694 - $106,517 per year
O-6 Insignia of a Marine Corps Colonel Colonel Col Field Officer $75,204 - $133,139 per year
O-7 Insignia of a Marine Corps Brigadier General Brigadier General BGen General Officer $99,173 - $148,172 per year
O-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps Major General Major General MajGen General Officer $119,354 - $172,062 per year
O-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lieutenant General LtGen General Officer $168,682 - $209,243 per year
O-10 Insignia of a Marine Corps General General Gen General Officer $192,866 - $237,150 per year
To see how Marine Corps ranks compare to civilian employees, see our Marine Corps ranks to GS grades comparison table.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/military/marine-corps/ranks