Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant PayE-9 Staff Noncommissioned Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
How much does an E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps get paid?
A Master Gunnery Sergeant is a staff noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps at DoD paygrade E-9. A Master Gunnery Sergeant receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $0 per month, with raises up to $8,033 per month once they have served for over 38 years.
In addition to basic pay, Master Gunnery Sergeants 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 Master Gunnery Sergeant may range from $24,245.74 to $120,642.94 per year as of 2019.
|Years Experience||Monthly Basic Pay||Yearly Basic Pay||Drill Pay||Hazard Pay|
|Over 10 years||$5,173.80 / mo||$62,085.60 / yr||$172.46 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 12 years||$5,290.80 / mo||$63,489.60 / yr||$176.36 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 14 years||$5,439.00 / mo||$65,268.00 / yr||$181.30 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 16 years||$5,612.40 / mo||$67,348.80 / yr||$187.08 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 18 years||$5,788.20 / mo||$69,458.40 / yr||$192.94 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 20 years||$6,068.70 / mo||$72,824.40 / yr||$202.29 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 22 years||$6,306.60 / mo||$75,679.20 / yr||$210.22 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 24 years||$6,556.20 / mo||$78,674.40 / yr||$218.54 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 26 years||$6,939.00 / mo||$83,268.00 / yr||$231.30 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 28 years||$6,939.00 / mo||$83,268.00 / yr||$231.30 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 30 years||$7,285.50 / mo||$87,426.00 / yr||$242.85 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 32 years||$7,285.50 / mo||$87,426.00 / yr||$242.85 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 34 years||$7,650.00 / mo||$91,800.00 / yr||$255.00 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 36 years||$7,650.00 / mo||$91,800.00 / yr||$255.00 / drill||$240.00|
|Over 38 years||$8,033.10 / mo||$96,397.20 / yr||$267.77 / drill||$240.00|
Additional Pay & Allowances for an E-9
In addition to Basic Pay, a Master Gunnery Sergeant 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 Master Gunnery Sergeant with dependants is $2,009.85, or $1,652.19 with no dependants.
Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)
All enlisted members of the Marine Corps 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 Master Gunnery Sergeant may receive hazard pay of $240.00 / mo while serving in an active combat zone or subject to hostile fire or other hazards.
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
Master Gunnery Sergeant Pay Calculator for 2019
As this page shows, the total compensation paid to a Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant is significantly more than just basic pay. This simple pay calculator can estimate the total compensation for a Master Gunnery Sergeant by adding basic pay to housing allowance (BAH) and subsistance allowance (BAS), the two largest payments received by most marines.
|E-9 Basic Pay with years service||$0.00 per year|
|Average BAH allowance (no dependants)||$19,826.26 per year|
|Average BAS allowance (enlisted)||$4,419.48 per year|
|Total Estimated Compensation||$24,245.74 per year|
The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Master Gunnery Sergeant is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Marine Corps ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .