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United States Navy - O-9 Vice Admiral

Yearly Base Pay

$172,224 - $186,998

Monthly Base Pay

$14,352.00 - $15,583.20

Hourly Base Pay *

$89.70 - $97.40

Navy Vice Admiral - Rank Details


Vice Admiral (VADM)

Classification Flag Officer
Abbreviation VADM
NATO Code OF-9
Service United States Navy
Address Admiral (last name)
What are a Vice Admiral's Responsibilities?

Vice Admirals typically are either in charge of the highest Navy Commands, or are deputies of Combatant or Geographic Commands. Examples include Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 00); Commander, Third Fleet (C3F); and Vice Commander, Africa Command (AFRICOM).

Flag-rank officers from any service may be chosen for Joint Commands, such as AFRICOM.

What is a Vice Admiral's Paygrade?

A Vice Admiral is considered a Flag Officer, with a paygrade of O-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 3 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Navy Navy Vice Admiral Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Vice Admiral is $14,352.00 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $15,583.20 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Vice Admiral, or visit our Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Vice Admiral

A Vice Admiral is a Flag Officer, with a military paygrade of O-9. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 3 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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