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List of Military Ranks United States Marine Corps Enlisted Pay (Ordered By Seniority)

E-1Marine Corps PrivatePrivate PayStarting pay $1,600/mo
E-2Marine Corps Private First ClassPrivate First Class PayStarting pay $1,793/mo
E-3Marine Corps Lance CorporalLance Corporal PayStarting pay $1,886/mo - max $2,126/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-4Marine Corps CorporalCorporal PayStarting pay $2,089/mo - max $2,536/mo with over 10 years' experience
E-5Marine Corps SergeantSergeant PayStarting pay $2,278/mo - max $3,233/mo with over 12 years' experience
E-6Marine Corps Staff SergeantStaff Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,487/mo - max $3,852/mo with over 18 years' experience
E-7Marine Corps Gunnery SergeantGunnery Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,875/mo - max $5,168/mo with over 26 years' experience
E-8Marine Corps Master SergeantMaster Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience
E-8Marine Corps First SergeantFirst Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,136/mo - max $5,899/mo with over 30 years' experience
E-9Marine Corps Master Gunnery SergeantMaster Gunnery Sergeant PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Marine Corps Sergeant MajorSergeant Major PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience
E-9Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine CorpsSergeant Major Of The Marine Corps PayStarting pay $5,053/mo - max $7,845/mo with over 38 years' experience

United States Marine Corps Enlisted Pay

Enlisted marines in the United States Marine Corps receive a diverse compensation package, including a variety of benefits and payments. A marines' primary salary consists of monthly basic pay, the amount of which is determined by the marines' Department of Defense paygrade. The twelve enlisted ranks in the Marine Corps range from the entry level DoD paygrade E-1, Private, to paygrade E-9, Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps.

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

In addition to basic pay, the Marine Corps offers a wide variety of additional allowances, payments, and benefits to enlisted marines including hostile fire pay, hazard pay, housing and food allowances and more. Choose any Marine Corps 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 Marines:

In addition to basic pay and allowances, active-duty marines, 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