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Salary of a Senior Chief Petty Officer How much does an E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Navy get paid?

A Senior Chief Petty Officer is a senior noncommissioned officer in the United States Navy at DoD paygrade E-8. A Senior Chief Petty Officer receives a monthly basic pay salary starting at $0 per month, with raises up to $5,899 per month once they have served for over 40 years.

In addition to basic pay, Senior Chief Petty Officers 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 Senior Chief Petty Officer may range from $23,414.25 to $94,201.05 per year as of 2017.

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer 2017 Salary Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Basic Pay Table for 2017
Years Experience Monthly Basic Pay Yearly Basic Pay Drill Pay Hazard Pay
Over 8 years$4,136.10 / mo$49,633.20 / yr$137.87 / drill$240.00
Over 10 years$4,318.80 / mo$51,825.60 / yr$143.96 / drill$240.00
Over 12 years$4,432.20 / mo$53,186.40 / yr$147.74 / drill$240.00
Over 14 years$4,567.80 / mo$54,813.60 / yr$152.26 / drill$240.00
Over 16 years$4,715.10 / mo$56,581.20 / yr$157.17 / drill$240.00
Over 18 years$4,980.30 / mo$59,763.60 / yr$166.01 / drill$240.00
Over 20 years$5,114.70 / mo$61,376.40 / yr$170.49 / drill$240.00
Over 22 years$5,343.60 / mo$64,123.20 / yr$178.12 / drill$240.00
Over 24 years$5,470.50 / mo$65,646.00 / yr$182.35 / drill$240.00
Over 26 years$5,782.80 / mo$69,393.60 / yr$192.76 / drill$240.00
Over 28 years$5,782.80 / mo$69,393.60 / yr$192.76 / drill$240.00
Over 30 years$5,898.90 / mo$70,786.80 / yr$196.63 / drill$240.00

Additional Pay & Allowances for an E-8

In addition to Basic Pay, a Senior Chief Petty Officer 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 Senior Chief Petty Officer with dependants is $1,896.59, or $1,582.90 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 Senior Chief Petty Officer may receive hazard pay of $240.00 / 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 Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Pay Calculator for 2017

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

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Pay Calculator Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Salary Calculator
E-8 Basic Pay with years service $0.00 per year
Average BAH allowance (no dependants) $18,994.77 per year
Average BAS allowance (enlisted) $4,419.48 per year
Total Estimated Compensation $23,414.25 per year

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