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Salary of a Petty Officer First Class How much does an E-6 Petty Officer First Class in the Coast Guard get paid?

A Petty Officer First Class is a petty officer in the United States Coast Guard at DoD paygrade E-6. A Petty Officer First Class receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $2,436 per month, with raises up to $3,773 per month once they have served for over 18 years.

In addition to basic pay, Petty Officer First Classs may receive additional pay allowances for housing and food, as well as special incentive pay for hostile fire and dangerous duties.


Including the most common pay allowances, the average total compensation for a Petty Officer First Class may range from $49,574.51 to $65,616.11 per year as of 2017.

Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class 2017 Salary Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Basic Pay Table for 2017
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Starting Pay$2,435.70 / mo$29,228.40 / yr$81.19 / drill$215.00
Over 2 years$2,680.20 / mo$32,162.40 / yr$89.34 / drill$215.00
Over 3 years$2,798.40 / mo$33,580.80 / yr$93.28 / drill$215.00
Over 4 years$2,913.60 / mo$34,963.20 / yr$97.12 / drill$215.00
Over 6 years$3,033.60 / mo$36,403.20 / yr$101.12 / drill$215.00
Over 8 years$3,303.30 / mo$39,639.60 / yr$110.11 / drill$215.00
Over 10 years$3,408.60 / mo$40,903.20 / yr$113.62 / drill$215.00
Over 12 years$3,612.30 / mo$43,347.60 / yr$120.41 / drill$215.00
Over 14 years$3,674.40 / mo$44,092.80 / yr$122.48 / drill$215.00
Over 16 years$3,719.70 / mo$44,636.40 / yr$123.99 / drill$215.00
Over 18 years$3,772.50 / mo$45,270.00 / yr$125.75 / drill$215.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an E-6

In addition to Basic Pay, a Petty Officer First Class may be eligible to receive several types of allowances and incentive pay.

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Basic Allowance for Housing is a monthly payment meant to subsidize a servicemember's housing while deployed. The amount of BAH received each month depends on the location in which they live.

The average Basic Housing Allowance for a Petty Officer First Class with dependants is $1,693.17, or $1,327.22 with no dependants.

Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)

All enlisted members of the Coast Guard receive a monthly allowance for food and drink of $368.29.

Enlisted members' BAS is higher than officers' BAS, as enlisted members are generally responsible for buying their own food.

Hazard Pay / Hostile Fire Pay

A Petty Officer First Class may receive hazard pay of $215.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.


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.

Learn more about Military Discounts

Salary of a Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer First Class Pay Calculator for 2017

As this page shows, the total compensation paid to a Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a Petty Officer First Class by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most seamen.

Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Pay Calculator Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Salary Calculator
E-6 Basic Pay with years service $29,228.40 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $15,926.63 per year
Average BAS allowance (enlisted) $4,419.48 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $49,574.51 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Petty Officer First Class is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Coast Guard ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .