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United States Navy - E-2 Seaman Apprentice

E-2 Seaman Apprentice

Yearly Base Pay

$21,521

Monthly Base Pay

$1,793.40

Hourly Base Pay *

$11.21

Navy Seaman Apprentice - Rank Details


Seaman Apprentice (SA)

Classification Junior Enlisted
Abbreviation SA
NATO Code OR-2
Service United States Navy
Address Depending on rate: Seaman (last name) Fireman (last name) Constructionman (last name) Airman (last name)
What are a Seaman Apprentice's Responsibilities?

Seaman Recruit is the second-lowest among enlisted ranks in the USN. Navy Seamen are considered apprentices in training for their warfare community.

There is not much difference between the lives of an E-1 or E-2. Such sailors may or may not have a rating; they may be in school or in the Fleet; but no matter what, most of their time is divided between studying and menial service labor.

What is a Seaman Apprentice's Paygrade?

A Seaman Apprentice is considered a Junior Enlisted, with a paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Navy Navy Seaman Apprentice Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Seaman Apprentice is $1,793.40 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Seaman Apprentice, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Seaman Apprentice

A Seaman Apprentice is a Junior Enlisted, with a military paygrade of E-2. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly GS-2 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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