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List of Military Ranks United States Coast Guard Enlisted Pay (Ordered By Seniority)

E-1Coast Guard Seaman RecruitSeaman Recruit PayStarting pay $1,600/mo
E-2Coast Guard Seaman ApprenticeSeaman Apprentice PayStarting pay $1,793/mo
E-3Coast Guard SeamanSeaman PayStarting pay $1,886/mo - max $2,126/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-4Coast Guard Petty Officer Third ClassPetty Officer Third Class PayStarting pay $2,089/mo - max $2,536/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-5Coast Guard Petty Officer Second ClassPetty Officer Second Class PayStarting pay $2,278/mo - max $3,233/mo with over 12 years' experience
E-6Coast Guard Petty Officer First ClassPetty Officer First Class PayStarting pay $2,487/mo - max $3,852/mo with over 18 years' experience
E-7Coast Guard Chief Petty OfficerChief Petty Officer PayStarting pay $2,875/mo - max $5,168/mo with over 26 years' experience
E-8Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty OfficerSenior Chief Petty Officer PayStarting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience
E-9Coast Guard Master Chief Petty OfficerMaster Chief Petty Officer PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCommand Master Chief Petty Officer PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast GuardMaster Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience

United States Coast Guard Enlisted Pay

Enlisted seamen in the United States Coast Guard receive a diverse compensation package, including a variety of benefits and payments. A seamen's primary salary consists of monthly basic pay, the amount of which is determined by the seamen's Department of Defense paygrade. The eleven enlisted ranks in the Coast Guard range from the entry level DoD paygrade E-1, Seaman Recruit, to paygrade E-9, Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard.

Enlisted seamen are eligible for automatic pay raises on a yearly or biyearly basis, depending on their current Coast Guard paygrade. Seamen at lower paygrades will reach their maximum basic pay much faster then ranking seamen at higher paygrades, who may continue to receive periodic raises for decades of service.

In addition to basic pay, the Coast Guard offers a wide variety of additional allowances, payments, and benefits to enlisted seamen including hostile fire pay, hazard pay, housing and food allowances and more. Choose any Coast Guard rank from the table above to view a full basic pay table and detailed information on other applicable payments and allowances.

Military Discounts & Benefits for Seamen:

In addition to basic pay and allowances, active-duty seamen, veterans, and even their families are eligible for hundreds of discounts and additional benefits offered by organizations and private companies like JetBlue , United Airlines , Verizon , and hundreds more.

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