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

O-1Coast Guard EnsignEnsign PayStarting pay $3,035/mo - max $3,819/mo with over 10 years' experience
O-2Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant Junior Grade PayStarting pay $3,497/mo - max $4,839/mo with over 10 years' experience
O-3Coast Guard LieutenantLieutenant PayStarting pay $4,047/mo - max $6,584/mo with over 14 years' experience
O-4Coast Guard Lieutenant CommanderLieutenant Commander PayStarting pay $4,603/mo - max $7,685/mo with over 18 years' experience
O-5Coast Guard CommanderCommander PayStarting pay $5,334/mo - max $9,063/mo with over 22 years' experience
O-6Coast Guard CaptainCaptain PayStarting pay $6,399/mo - max $11,328/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-7Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower HalfRear Admiral Lower Half PayStarting pay $8,438/mo - max $12,607/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-8Coast Guard Rear AdmiralRear Admiral PayStarting pay $10,155/mo - max $14,640/mo with over 34 years' experience
O-9Coast Guard Vice AdmiralVice Admiral PayStarting pay $14,352/mo - max $15,583/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-10Coast Guard AdmiralAdmiral PayStarting pay $15,583/mo - max $15,583/mo with over 22 years' experience

United States Coast Guard Officer Pay

Officers in the U.S. Coast Guard receive a monthly salary called basic pay, determined by the officer's current DoD paygrade. Coast Guard officers range from paygrades O-1, Ensign, to O-10, Admiral. Coast Guard officers receive automatic pay raises every one to two years based depending on their paygrade, with lower-ranking Coast Guard officers reaching their basic pay ceiling much sooner then higher-ranking officers.

In addition to basic pay, Coast Guard officers are eligible for a wide variety of additional payments, bonuses, and allowances. These include hostile fire pay, food and housing allowance, personal money allowances, hazard pay, and more. Choose any Coast Guard rank from the table above to view a full basic pay chart and detailed information on supplimental allowances and payments.

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