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United States Navy - E-6 Petty Officer First Class

Yearly Base Pay

$29,840 - $46,220

Monthly Base Pay

$2,486.70 - $3,851.70

Hourly Base Pay *

$15.54 - $24.07

Navy Petty Officer First Class - Rank Details


Petty Officer First Class (PO1)

Classification Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation PO1
NATO Code OR-6
Service United States Navy
Address Petty Officer (last name)
What are a Petty Officer First Class' Responsibilities?

E-6s are the high-grade Petty Officers. 1st Class Petty Officers are the Divisional leadership, delegating and overseeing all work that needs to be done, and only executing the most difficult and complex tasks themselves. They should be qualified all of their in-rate watchstations and in the process of supervisory qualifications. They mentor junior Petty Officers and are in charge of day-to-day business, and are advised and mentors by Chief Petty Officers (CPOs). They hold primary Collateral Duties such as Work Center Supervisor. They are in training to become Chief Petty Officers and collectively have a significant impact in the overall performance of their unit.

What is a Petty Officer First Class' Paygrade?

A Petty Officer First Class is considered a Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-6. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Navy Navy Petty Officer First Class Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Petty Officer First Class is $2,486.70 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $3,851.70 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Petty Officer First Class, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Petty Officer First Class

A Petty Officer First Class is a Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-6. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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