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)
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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?
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.
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
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.