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United States Navy - E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer

Yearly Base Pay

$49,633 - $70,787

Monthly Base Pay

$4,136.10 - $5,898.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$25.85 - $36.87

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer - Rank Details


Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)

Classification Senior Noncommissioned Officer
Abbreviation SCPO
NATO Code OR-8
Service United States Navy
Address Senior Chief (last name) Informal: Senior NEVER Chief
What are a Senior Chief Petty Officer's Responsibilities?

Senior Chiefs are seasoned and exceptional compared to ordinary Chiefs. They typically work with Department Heads as Department Chiefs (for Combat Systems, Engineering, Supply, etc.). They have a heavier voice within the Chiefs' Mess, and are largely responsible for training new Chiefs. They are usually more removed from the "deckplate" than ordinary Chiefs. Some E-8s may serve as Command Master Chief or Chief of the Boat for their unit.

What is a Senior Chief Petty Officer's Paygrade?

A Senior Chief Petty Officer is considered a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, with a paygrade of E-8. 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 Senior Chief Petty Officer's payscale, the process of becoming a Senior Chief Petty Officer, and the history of the rank in the United States Navy.

Seal of the Navy Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Senior Chief Petty Officer is $4,136.10 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $5,898.90 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Senior Chief Petty Officer, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer

A Senior Chief Petty Officer is a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, with a military paygrade of E-8. 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 Senior Chief Petty Officer, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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