Career Sea Pay

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Enlisted Career Sea Pay Overview:

If you are an active duty enlisted service member on sea duty, you are entitled to Career Sea special pay, at a monthly rate of up to $750.

For officer sea pay information click here.

Your actual pay rate depends on your rank and number of years served at sea (Sea Duty), and ranges from $20 to $750.

Sea Pay Premium
Sea pay premium is a special pay that is in addition to career sea pay and is paid for unusually long periods of continuous sea duty. A member entitled to career sea pay who has served 36 consecutive months of sea duty becomes entitled to sea pay premium for the 37th and consecutive months of sea duty.

Sea Pay and Sea Pay Premium is payable to all branches who serve on ships, ship-based aviation units, For detailed information see below.

Army Sea Pay Information

Navy & Marine Corps Sea Pay Information

Air Force Sea Pay Information

Coast Guard Sea Pay Information

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Army enlisted members:

Sea Pay Permium is $100 a month and payable to:

  1. All enlisted members in pay grades E-1 through E-3
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 Over 1 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 5 Over 6 Over 7 Over 8
E-9 130 130 156 328 347 425 425 458 477
E-8 130 130 156 328 347 425 425 458 477
E-7 130 130 156 328 347 425 425 458 477
E-6 130 130 156 295 321 380 393 425 425
E-5 65 78 156 295 321 380 393 425 425
E-4 65 78 156 275 308 308 308 308 308
E-3 50 60 120 150 160 170 190 190 190
E-2 50 60 120 150 160 170 170 170 170
E-1 50 60 120 150 160 160 160 160 160
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 13 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
E-9 490 490 503 516 555 588 620 646 646
E-8 490 490 503 516 555 588 620 646 646
E-7 490 490 503 516 555 588 620 620 620
E-6 445 445 445 464 484 503 523 555 555
E-5 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
E-4 308 308 308 308 308 308 308 308 308
E-3 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190
E-2 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170
E-1 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

 

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Navy & Marine Corps enlisted members:

Sea Pay  Premium is $200 a month and payable to:

  1. All enlisted members in pay grades E-1 through E-4
  2. All enlisted members in pay grades E-5 through E-9 with less than 8 years of cumulative sea duty
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 Over 1 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 5 Over 6 Over 7 Over 8
E-9 135 135 160 381 400 438 438 469 688
E-8 135 135 160 381 400 438 438 469 688
E-7 135 135 160 381 400 438 438 469 688
E-6 135 135 160 350 375 394 406 438 638
E-5 70 80 160 350 375 394 406 438 638
E-4 70 80 160 350 363 363 363 363 488
E-3 50 60 100 125 125 125 125 125 125
E-2 50 60 75 94 94 94 94 94 94
E-1 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 13 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
E-9 700 700 713 725 750 750 750 750 750
E-8 700 700 713 725 750 750 750 750 750
E-7 700 700 713 725 750 750 750 750 750
E-6 656 656 656 675 694 713 731 750 750
E-5 638 638 638 638 638 638 638 638 638
E-4 488 488 488 488 488 488 488 488 488
E-3 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125
E-2 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94
E-1 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63

 

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Air Force enlistedmembers:

Sea Pay Premium is $100 a month and payable to:

  1. All enlisted members in pay grade E-4
  2. All enlisted members in pay grades E-5 through E-9 with less than 5 years of cumulative sea duty
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 Over 1 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 5 Over 6 Over 7 Over 8
E-9 100 100 120 175 190 350 350 375 390
E-8 100 100 120 175 190 350 350 375 390
E-7 100 100 120 175 190 350 350 375 390
E-6 100 100 120 150 170 315 325 350 350
E-5 50 60 120 150 170 315 325 350 350
E-4 50 60 120 150 160 160 160 160 160
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 13 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
E-9 400 400 410 420 450 475 520 520 520
E-8 400 400 410 420 450 475 520 520 520
E-7 400 400 410 420 450 475 500 500 500
E-6 365 365 365 380 395 410 425 450 450
E-5 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
E-4 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

 

Sea pay premium for Coast Guard personnel is $100 a month and is payable to all members in paygrades E-4 through O-6.

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard enlisted members on Level 1 Assignments:

Buoy Tenders, Construction Tenders, WPB, 140 WTGB, Harbor Tugs, WFRC, WPC, Sea Fighter, CGC MACKINAW, mobile units, law enforcement detachments (LEDETS), tactical law enforcement teams (TACLETS), afloat training groups (ATGS), cutter support teams (CSTS), all other TDY personnel (when vessel is not in a combat zone)

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 5 Over 6 Over 7 Over 8
E-9 175 265 305 365 550 580 610 610
E-8 160 240 275 330 495 520 545 545
E-7 145 220 255 305 460 485 510 510
E-6 130 195 225 270 405 425 445 445
E-5 110 165 190 230 345 360 380 380
E-4 85 130 150 180 270 285 300 300
E-3
E-2
50 75 85 100 150 160 170 170
E-1 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
E-9 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610
E-8 545 545 545 545 545 545 545 545
E-7 510 510 510 510 510 510 510 510
E-6 445 445 445 445 445 445 445 445
E-5 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380
E-4 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
E-3
E-2
170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170
E-1 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

 

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard enlistedmembers on Level 2 Assignments:

WIX(*), 270' WMEC, 210' WMEC, WMSM, Norwegian CG Exchange Officers (see level 3 exceptions)

(*) COMDT (CG-1) memo dated 11/8/11 authorizes an increase in the sea pay level for the CGC EAGLE from Level One to Level Two effective 12/1/11.

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 5 Over 6 Over 7 Over 8
E-9 200 305 350 420 635 665 700 700
E-8 185 275 315 380 570 600 625 625
E-7 165 255 295 350 530 560 585 585
E-6 150 225 260 310 465 490 510 510
E-5 125 190 220 265 395 415 435 435
E-4 100 150 175 205 310 330 345 345
E-3
E-2
60 85 100 115 175 185 195 195
E-1 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
E-9 700 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
E-8 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625
E-7 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
E-6 510 510 510 510 510 510 510 510
E-5 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435
E-4 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345
E-3
E-2
195 195 195 195 195 195 195 195
E-1 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

 

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard enlisted members on Level 3 Assignments:

Polar Class WAGB, WHEC, WMSL, CGC ALEX HALEY, PATFOR SWA Cutter Crews, USN Exchange Program - officers assigned to USN vessels. All cutters while in designated Combat Zones. Personnel assigned TDY to cutters in designated Combat Zones.

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 2 Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 5 Over 6 Over 7 Over 8
E-9 230 350 405 485 730 750 750 750
E-8 215 315 360 435 655 690 720 720
E-7 190 295 340 405 610 645 675 675
E-6 175 260 300 355 535 565 585 585
E-5 145 220 255 305 455 475 500 500
E-4 115 175 200 235 355 380 395 395
E-3
E-2
70 100 115 130 200 215 225 225
E-1 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Cumulative  Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
E-9 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750
E-8 720 720 720 720 720 720 720 720
E-7 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675
E-6 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
E-5 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
E-4 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395
E-3
E-2
225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225
E-1 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
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