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Salary of a Petty Officer Third Class How much does an E-4 Petty Officer Third Class in the Navy get paid?

A Petty Officer Third Class is a noncommissioned officer in the United States Navy at DoD paygrade E-4. A Petty Officer Third Class receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $2,046 per month, with raises up to $2,483 per month once they have served for over 6 years.

In addition to basic pay, Petty Officer Third Classs 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 Petty Officer Third Class may range from $41,791.90 to $47,040.70 per year as of 2016.

Navy Petty Officer Third Class 2016 Salary Navy Petty Officer Third Class Basic Pay Table for 2016
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Starting Pay$2,046.00 / mo$24,552.00 / yr$68.20 / drill$165.00
Over 2 years$2,150.40 / mo$25,804.80 / yr$71.68 / drill$165.00
Over 3 years$2,267.10 / mo$27,205.20 / yr$75.57 / drill$165.00
Over 4 years$2,382.00 / mo$28,584.00 / yr$79.40 / drill$165.00
Over 6 years$2,483.40 / mo$29,800.80 / yr$82.78 / drill$165.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an E-4

In addition to Basic Pay, a Petty Officer Third Class 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 Petty Officer Third Class with dependants is $1,375.83, or $1,068.37 with no dependants.

Basic Allowance for Subsistance (BAS)

All enlisted members of the Navy 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 Petty Officer Third Class may receive hazard pay of $165.00 / 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

Salary of a Petty Officer Third Class Petty Officer Third Class Pay Calculator for 2016

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

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Pay Calculator Navy Petty Officer Third Class Salary Calculator
E-4 Basic Pay with years service $24,552.00 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $12,820.42 per year
Average BAS allowance (enlisted) $4,419.48 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $41,791.90 per year

The Government civilian employee equivalent of a Petty Officer Third Class is paid under the General Schedule paygrade. To learn more, see this Navy ranks to civilian General Schedule grades conversion table .