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United States Navy - O-7 Rear Admiral Lower Half

O-7 Rear Admiral Lower Half

Yearly Base Pay

$101,257 - $151,283

Monthly Base Pay

$8,438.10 - $12,606.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$52.74 - $78.79

Navy Rear Admiral Lower Half - Rank Details


Rear Admiral Lower Half (RDML)

Classification Flag Officer
Abbreviation RDML
NATO Code OF-7
Service United States Navy
Address Admiral (last name)
What are a Rear Admiral Lower Half's Responsibilities?

At sea, Rear Admirals oversee the operations of groups of ships. The Commander of a Carrier Strike Group, for example, will be stationed aboard the Aircraft Carrier and be able to talk to the Commanding Officers of each individual ship within the Group and direct overall planning and movement. The "flagship" is the one which carries the Rear Admiral.

Rear Admirals also oversee major shore-based commands. Examples include Navy Pacific Region Northwest (PACNORWEST), overseeing all bases and installation in that geographic area; or the Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), overseeing the inception, R&D, testing, and delivery of such platforms to the Fleet. They may also be stationed as staff members assisting higher-ranking officers at Joint Commands.

What is a Rear Admiral Lower Half's Paygrade?

A Rear Admiral Lower Half is considered a Flag Officer, with a paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Rear Admiral Lower Half's payscale, the process of becoming a Rear Admiral Lower Half, and the history of the rank in the United States Navy.

Seal of the Navy Navy Rear Admiral Lower Half Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Rear Admiral Lower Half is $8,438.10 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $12,606.90 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Rear Admiral Lower Half, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Rear Admiral Lower Half

A Rear Admiral Lower Half is a Flag Officer, with a military paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Navy Rear Admiral Lower Half, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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