United States Marine Corps - E-5 Sergeant
Yearly Base Pay
$28,721 - $40,759
Monthly Base Pay
$2,393.40 - $3,396.60
Hourly Base Pay *
$14.96 - $21.23
Marine Corps Sergeant - Rank Details
|Service||United States Marine Corps|
|Address||Sergeant (last name) NEVER Sarge|
What are a Sergeant's Responsibilities?
Sergeant is the fifth among Enlisted ranks in the USMC. It is the second Non-Commissioned Officer rank, with ever-higher expectations of leading and setting expectations for junior Enlisted Marines.
Sergeants are sometimes Squad Leaders in charge of 8 Marines, and in some cases Platoon Sergeants in charge of 3-5 Squads. They usually lead unit-level training. Sergeants continue developing their own skills through schools, self-education, strict self-discipline, and mentorship from Staff NCOs. It is critical for Sergeants to master their MOS as well as their interpersonal and leadership skills if they wish to become Staff Non-Commissioned Officers. Only the most elite are chosen to become Drill Instructors, enduring hell in order to earn their dreaded "green belts".
What is a Sergeant's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Sergeant's payscale, the process of becoming a Sergeant, and the history of the rank in the United States Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Sergeant Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Sergeant is $2,393.40 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $3,396.60 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Sergeant, or visit our Marine Corps pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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years of experience.
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Equivalent Ranks to a Marine Corps Sergeant
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Marine Corps Sergeant, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.