Army Chief Warrant Officer 4W-4 Warrant Officer, U.S. Army
|Title||Mr. (last name) or Chief (last name)|
W-4 (DoD Paygrade)
WO-4 (NATO Code)
What is a Chief Warrant Officer 4?
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) is the fourth Warrant Officer rank in the Unites States Army. They are officially appointed by the the Secretary of the Army. They are senior level experts of both the technical and tactical aspects of leading in their field. Responsibilities of a Chief Warrant Officer 2 are ones that would typically call for the authority of a commissioned officer but require also the intricate technical abilities and experience a commissioned officer would not have has the opportunity to achieve. They are mentors to the lower Warrant Officers and speak to commanders about WO issues. They typically support operations at battalion, brigade, division, corps, and echelons levels above corps operations.
The rank insignia of a Chief Warrant Officer 4 is the same as a Chief Warrant Officer 3's, but it has four horizontal black stripes on a vertical silver bar, instead of three.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 is the 17th rank in the United States Army, ranking above Chief Warrant Officer 3 and directly below Chief Warrant Officer 5. A chief warrant officer 4 is a Warrant Officer at DoD paygrade W-4, with a starting monthly pay of $3836.10.
How do you become a Chief Warrant Officer 4?
A Chief Warrant Officer 4 is most often promoted from Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3), although promotion from lower paygrades may occur with sufficient display of leadership and experience.
What is the proper way to address a Chief Warrant Officer 4?
The correct way to address a Chief Warrant Officer 4 named Mr. Jones is "Mr. Jones or Chief Jones", or written as CW4 Jones. In formal situations, a Chief Warrant Officer 4 should always be addressed by their full rank.
How much does a Chief Warrant Officer 4 earn?
Basic pay for an entry-level Chief Warrant Officer 4 with no years of experience is $3,836.10 per month. A Chief Warrant Officer 4 receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years.
Basic pay is only a small percentage of a Chief Warrant Officer 4's final compensation package. In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including housing allowance, retirement benefits, personal money allowance, clothing allowance, and more.
For full details on the Army's Chief Warrant Officer 4 compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2016 Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Pay Chart. A full table of the Army's current paygrades are available at the Army Pay Chart.
The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a Chief Warrant Officer 4 is paid under the General Schedule payscale. For more details, learn more about the General Schedule payscale.