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

O-1Marine Corps Second LieutenantSecond Lieutenant PayStarting pay $3,035/mo - max $3,819/mo with over 10 years' experience
O-2Marine Corps First LieutenantFirst Lieutenant PayStarting pay $3,497/mo - max $4,839/mo with over 10 years' experience
O-3Marine Corps CaptainCaptain PayStarting pay $4,047/mo - max $6,584/mo with over 14 years' experience
O-4Marine Corps MajorMajor PayStarting pay $4,603/mo - max $7,685/mo with over 18 years' experience
O-5Marine Corps Lieutenant ColonelLieutenant Colonel PayStarting pay $5,334/mo - max $9,063/mo with over 22 years' experience
O-6Marine Corps ColonelColonel PayStarting pay $6,399/mo - max $11,328/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-7Marine Corps Brigadier GeneralBrigadier General PayStarting pay $8,438/mo - max $12,607/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-8Marine Corps Major GeneralMajor General PayStarting pay $10,155/mo - max $14,640/mo with over 34 years' experience
O-9Marine Corps Lieutenant GeneralLieutenant General PayStarting pay $14,352/mo - max $15,583/mo with over 30 years' experience
O-10Marine Corps GeneralGeneral PayStarting pay $15,583/mo - max $15,583/mo with over 22 years' experience

United States Marine Corps Officer Pay

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

In addition to basic pay, Marine Corps 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 Marine Corps rank from the table above to view a full basic pay chart and detailed information on supplimental allowances and payments.

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.

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