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Officer Career Sea Pay

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Officer Career Sea Pay Overview

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

For information on enlisted career sea pay 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 officers:

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

  1. All officers in pay grades O-1 through O-6
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
O-6 225 230 230 240 255 265
O-5 225 225 225 225 230 245
O-4 185 190 200 205 215 220
O-3 150 160 185 190 195 205
O-2 150 160 185 190 195 205
O-1 150 160 185 190 195 205
W-5 210 210 210 310 338 506 534 534 534
W-4 210 210 210 310 338 506 534 534 534
W-3 210 210 210 310 338 478 492 499 506
W-2 210 210 210 310 338 464 471 471 478
W-1 182 189 196 310 338 345 380 450 478
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
O-6 280 290 300 310 310 325 340 355 380
O-5 250 260 265 265 265 285 300 315 340
O-4 220 225 225 240 240 270 280 290 300
O-3 215 225 225 240 240 260 270 280 290
O-2 215 225 225 240 240 250 260 270 280
O-1 215 225 225 240 240 250 260 270 280
W-5 534 590 625 660 660 730 730 730 730
W-4 534 590 635 660 660 730 730 730 730
W-3 534 590 625 660 660 695 695 695 695
W-2 534 576 576 625 625 625 625 625 625
W-1 520 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555

 

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

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

  1. All officers in pay grades O-1 through O-6
  2. All warrant officers
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
O-6 100 100 100 394 400 400 419 450 463
O-5 100 100 100 394 394 394 394 400 431
O-4 100 100 100 325 331 350 356 375 388
O-3 100 100 100 263 281 325 331 344 356
O-2 100 100 100 263 281 325 331 344 356
O-1 100 100 100 263 281 325 331 344 356
W-5 210 210 210 263 300 506 544 544 544
W-4 210 210 210 263 300 506 544 544 544
W-3 210 210 210 263 300 475 494 500 506
W-2 210 210 210 263 300 456 463 463 475
W-1 180 190 195 263 300 306 350 438 475
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
O-6 494 506 525 544 544 569 594 625 669
O-5 438 456 463 463 463 500 525 550 594
O-4 388 394 394 419 419 475 494 506 525
O-3 375 394 394 419 419 456 475 494 506
O-2 375 394 394 419 419 438 456 475 494
O-1 375 394 394 419 419 438 456 475 494
W-5 544 613 656 700 700 750 750 750 750
W-4 544 613 656 700 700 750 750 750 750
W-3 544 613 656 700 700 744 744 750 750
W-2 544 594 594 656 656 700 700 700 700
W-1 525 569 569 594 594 631 656 656 656

 

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

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

  1. All officers in pay grades O-1 through O-6
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
O-6 225 230 230 240 255 265
O-5 225 225 225 225 230 245
O-4 185 190 200 205 215 220
O-3 150 160 185 190 195 205
O-2 150 160 185 190 195 205
O-1 150 160 185 190 195 205
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
O-6 280 290 300 310 310 325 340 355 380
O-5 250 260 265 265 265 285 300 315 340
O-4 220 225 225 240 240 270 280 290 300
O-3 215 225 225 240 240 260 270 280 290
O-2 215 225 225 240 240 250 260 270 280
O-1 215 225 225 240 240 250 260 270 280

 

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

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard officers 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
O-6 175 265 305 365 550 580 610 610
O-5 160 240 275 330 495 520 545 545
O-4 145 220 255 305 460 485 510 510
O-3 130 195 225 270 405 425 445 445
O-2 85 130 150 180 270 285 300 300
O-1 50 75 85 100 150 160 170 170
W-4 160 240 275 330 495 520 545 545
W-3 145 220 255 305 460 485 510 510
W-2 130 195 225 270 405 425 445 445
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
O-6 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610
O-5 545 545 545 545 545 545 545 545
O-4 510 510 510 510 510 510 510 510
O-3 445 445 445 445 445 445 445 445
O-2 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
O-1 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170
W-4 545 545 545 545 545 545 545 545
W-3 510 510 510 510 510 510 510 510
W-2 445 445 445 445 445 445 445 445

 

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard officers 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
O-6 200 305 350 420 635 665 700 700
O-5 185 275 315 380 570 600 625 625
O-4 165 255 295 350 530 560 585 585
O-3 150 225 260 310 465 490 510 510
O-2 100 150 175 205 310 330 345 345
O-1 60 85 100 115 175 185 195 195
W-4 185 275 315 380 570 600 625 625
W-3 165 255 295 350 530 560 585 585
W-2 150 225 260 310 465 490 510 510
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
O-6 700 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
O-5 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625
O-4 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
O-3 510 510 510 510 510 510 510 510
O-2 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345
O-1 195 195 195 195 195 195 195 195
W-4 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625
W-3 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
W-2 510 510 510 510 510 510 510 510

 

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard officers 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
O-6 230 350 405 485 730 750 750 750
O-5 215 315 360 435 655 690 720 720
O-4 190 295 340 405 610 645 675 675
O-3 175 260 300 355 535 565 585 585
O-2 115 175 200 235 355 380 385 395
O-1 70 100 115 130 200 215 225 225
W-4 215 315 360 435 655 690 720 720
W-3 190 295 340 405 610 645 675 675
W-2 175 260 300 355 535 565 585 585
Cumulative  Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
O-6 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750
O-5 720 720 720 720 720 720 720 720
O-4 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675
O-3 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
O-2 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395
O-1 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225
W-4 720 720 720 720 720 720 72- 720
W-3 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675
W-2 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585

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