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United States Navy - E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer

Yearly Base Pay

$60,631 - $94,136

Monthly Base Pay

$5,052.60 - $7,844.70

Hourly Base Pay *

$31.58 - $49.03

Navy Master Chief Petty Officer - Rank Details


Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)

Classification Senior Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation MCPO
NATO Code OR-9
Service United States Navy
Address Master Chief (last name) NEVER Chief
What are a Master Chief Petty Officer's Responsibilities?

Master Chiefs are the most seasoned and exceptional among Chiefs. Sometimes they are "Department Chiefs", but by and large are the heaviest voices within the Chiefs' Mess, representing large Departments on large ships. They ensure unity, communication, and cooperation in the Chiefs' Mess. One among them is the Command Master Chief or Chief of the Boat.

What is a Master Chief Petty Officer's Paygrade?

A Master Chief Petty Officer is considered a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-6 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Master Chief Petty Officer's payscale, the process of becoming a Master Chief Petty Officer, and the history of the rank in the United States Navy.

Seal of the Navy Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Master Chief Petty Officer is $5,052.60 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $7,844.70 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Master Chief Petty Officer, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Master Chief Petty Officer

A Master Chief Petty Officer is a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-6 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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