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United States Navy - E-5 Petty Officer Second Class

Yearly Base Pay

$27,338 - $38,794

Monthly Base Pay

$2,278.20 - $3,232.80

Hourly Base Pay *

$14.24 - $20.21

Navy Petty Officer Second Class - Rank Details


Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)

Classification Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation PO2
NATO Code OR-5
Service United States Navy
Address Petty Officer (last name)
What are a Petty Officer Second Class' Responsibilities?

E-5s are the mid-grade Petty Officers. 2nd Class Petty Officers are self-sufficient leaders and know what work needs to be done without being told. They are qualified most of their in-rate watchstations and can conduct maintenance and repairs of all equipment under their Division's cognizance. They mentor junior Seamen and Petty Officers and are in charge of day-to-day business in the absence of their seniors. They take on progressively greater leadership roles and may have several important Collateral Duties. They should have attended advanced schools (such as "C-School") and begun supervisory qualifications. Every day, they continue learning more about their jobs so they can progress to the next rank and assume more responsibilities. They are in training to become leaders of their Divisions and collectively have a significant impact in the overall performance of their unit.

What is a Petty Officer Second Class' Paygrade?

A Petty Officer Second Class is considered a Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-5. 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 Second Class' payscale, the process of becoming a Petty Officer Second Class, and the history of the rank in the United States Navy.

Seal of the Navy Navy Petty Officer Second Class Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Petty Officer Second Class is $2,278.20 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $3,232.80 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Petty Officer Second Class, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Petty Officer Second Class

A Petty Officer Second Class is a Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-5. 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 Second Class, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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