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Salary of a Chief Warrant Officer 5 How much does an W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the Marine Corps get paid?

A Chief Warrant Officer 5 is a warrant officer in the United States Marine Corps at DoD paygrade W-5. A Chief Warrant Officer 5 receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $0 per month, with raises up to $9,731 per month once they have served for over 40 years.

In addition to basic pay, Chief Warrant Officer 5s 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 Chief Warrant Officer 5 may range from $25,114.10 to $141,883.70 per year as of 2017.

Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 2017 Salary Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Basic Pay Table for 2017
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Over 20 years$7,436.10 / mo$89,233.20 / yr$247.87 / drill$250.00
Over 22 years$7,813.20 / mo$93,758.40 / yr$260.44 / drill$250.00
Over 24 years$8,094.00 / mo$97,128.00 / yr$269.80 / drill$250.00
Over 26 years$8,405.10 / mo$100,861.20 / yr$280.17 / drill$250.00
Over 28 years$8,405.10 / mo$100,861.20 / yr$280.17 / drill$250.00
Over 30 years$8,826.00 / mo$105,912.00 / yr$294.20 / drill$250.00
Over 32 years$8,826.00 / mo$105,912.00 / yr$294.20 / drill$250.00
Over 34 years$9,266.70 / mo$111,200.40 / yr$308.89 / drill$250.00
Over 36 years$9,266.70 / mo$111,200.40 / yr$308.89 / drill$250.00
Over 38 years$9,730.80 / mo$116,769.60 / yr$324.36 / drill$250.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an W-5

In addition to Basic Pay, a Chief Warrant Officer 5 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 Chief Warrant Officer 5 with dependants is $2,139.18, or $1,839.21 with no dependants.

Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)

All Marine Corps 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 Chief Warrant Officer 5 may receive hazard pay of $250.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.


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

Salary of a Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 Pay Calculator for 2017

As this page shows, the total compensation paid to a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a Chief Warrant Officer 5 by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most marines.

Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Pay Calculator Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Salary Calculator
W-5 Basic Pay with years service $0.00 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $22,070.54 per year
Average BAS allowance (officer) $3,043.56 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $25,114.10 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Chief Warrant Officer 5 is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Marine Corps ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .