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United States Navy - O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade

O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade

Yearly Base Pay

$41,958 - $58,068

Monthly Base Pay

$3,496.50 - $4,839.00

Hourly Base Pay *

$21.85 - $30.24

Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade - Rank Details


Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)

Classification Junior Officer
Abbreviation LTJG
NATO Code OF-2
Service United States Navy
Address Lieutenant (last name) or Mr./Ms. (last name)
What are a Lieutenant Junior Grade's Responsibilities?

A Lieutenant, Junior Grade is the second-lowest among officer ranks in the USN. This rank is held for two years until promotion to full Lieutenant.

Depending on their community, Lieutenant JGs may have already spent several months in the Fleet after showing up as Ensigns, or may arrive shortly within their promotion date. The crew has higher expectation for LTJGs than for Ensigns because of their time in service. Their responsibilities are higher, including being in charge of more or more complex Divisions and holding more Collateral Duties. They are also under high expectations to earn their warfare qualifications (SWO pin, Dolphins, Wings, Trident, etc.) if they haven't already.

In the Direct Commission Officer community, officers of this rank have completed a minimum of two years of medical, dental, legal, or other professional training.

What is a Lieutenant Junior Grade's Paygrade?

A Lieutenant Junior Grade is considered a Junior Officer, with a paygrade of O-2. The civilian equivalents of this military rank are roughly GS-8, GS-9 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Lieutenant Junior Grade's payscale, the process of becoming a Lieutenant Junior Grade, and the history of the rank in the United States Navy.

Seal of the Navy Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Lieutenant Junior Grade is $3,496.50 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $4,839.00 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Lieutenant Junior Grade, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade

A Lieutenant Junior Grade is a Junior Officer, with a military paygrade of O-2. The civilian equivalents of this military rank are roughly GS-8, GS-9 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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