Navy Lieutenant Junior GradeO-2 Junior Officer, U.S. Navy
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O-2 (DoD Paygrade)
OF-2 (NATO Code)
What is a Lieutenant Junior Grade?
Lieutenant Junior Grade, or LTJG, is the second commissioned officer rank in the United States Navy, and is equivalent to the rank of First Lieutenant in other branches of the Armed Services. An LTJG usually serves as a billeted Division Officer, and leads a group of seamen and petty officers in specific divisions like Engineering or Intelligence.
Promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade from Ensign usually occurs about two years after an officer has received their commission as an Ensign. Sailors may receive earler or later promotions at the discretion of their commanding officers, based on their experience and display of leadership skills.
Lieutenant Junior Grade is the 18th rank in the United States Navy, ranking above Ensign and directly below Lieutenant. A lieutenant junior grade is a Junior Officer at DoD paygrade O-2, with a starting monthly pay of $3207.30.
How do you become a Lieutenant Junior Grade?
A Lieutenant Junior Grade is most often promoted from Ensign (ENS), although promotion from lower paygrades may occur with sufficient display of leadership and experience.
What is the proper way to address a Lieutenant Junior Grade?
The correct way to address a Lieutenant Junior Grade named Mr. Johnson is "Lieutenant Johnson", or written as LTJG Johnson. In formal situations, a Lieutenant Junior Grade should always be addressed by their full rank.
How much does a Lieutenant Junior Grade earn?
Basic pay for an entry-level Lieutenant Junior Grade with no years of experience is $3,207.30 per month. A Lieutenant Junior Grade receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years.
Basic pay is only a small percentage of a Lieutenant Junior Grade's final compensation package. In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including retirement benefits, housing allowance, food allowance, clothing allowance, and more.
For full details on the Navy's Lieutenant Junior Grade compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2015 Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Pay Chart. A full table of the Navy's current paygrades are available at the Navy Pay Chart.
The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a Lieutenant Junior Grade is paid under the General Schedule payscale. For more details, learn more about the General Schedule payscale.