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How much does an O-8 Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard get paid?

A Rear Admiral is a flag officer in the United States Coast Guard at DoD paygrade O-8. A Rear Admiral receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $9,946 per month, with raises up to $14,339 per month once they have served for over 34 years.

In addition to basic pay, Rear Admirals 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 Rear Admiral may range from $122,397.96 to $175,105.56 per year as of 2016.

Coast Guard Rear Admiral 2016 Salary Coast Guard Rear Admiral Basic Pay Table for 2016
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Starting Pay$9,946.20 / mo$119,354.40 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 2 years$10,272.00 / mo$123,264.00 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 3 years$10,488.30 / mo$125,859.60 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 4 years$10,548.60 / mo$126,583.20 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 6 years$10,818.60 / mo$129,823.20 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 8 years$11,269.20 / mo$135,230.40 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 10 years$11,373.90 / mo$136,486.80 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 12 years$11,802.00 / mo$141,624.00 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 14 years$11,924.70 / mo$143,096.40 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 16 years$12,293.40 / mo$147,520.80 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 18 years$12,827.10 / mo$153,925.20 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 20 years$13,319.10 / mo$159,829.20 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 22 years$13,647.30 / mo$163,767.60 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 24 years$13,647.30 / mo$163,767.60 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 26 years$13,647.30 / mo$163,767.60 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 28 years$13,647.30 / mo$163,767.60 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 30 years$13,989.00 / mo$167,868.00 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 32 years$13,989.00 / mo$167,868.00 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00
Over 34 years$14,338.50 / mo$172,062.00 / yr$0.00 / drill$150.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an O-8

In addition to Basic Pay, a Rear Admiral 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.

Officers with a paygrade above O-7 don't receive standard BAH payments.

Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)

All Coast Guard officers receive a monthly allowance for food and drink of $253.63.

Officers' BAS is lower than the enlisted BAS rate, as officers generally have access to subsidized meals in the Officers' Mess.

Hazard Pay / Hostile Fire Pay

A Rear Admiral may receive hazard pay of $150.00 / 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

Rear Admiral Pay Calculator for 2016

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

Coast Guard Rear Admiral Pay Calculator Coast Guard Rear Admiral Salary Calculator
O-8 Basic Pay with years service $119,354.40 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $0.00 per year
Average BAS allowance (officer) $3,043.56 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $122,397.96 per year

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