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Officer Career Sea Pay

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Officers on sea duty are eligible for Career Sea pay at a monthly rate of up to $750 a month.

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 $5 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 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
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:

Level 1 cutters and assignments will consist of inland buoy tenders (WLI), small harbor tugs (WYTL), afloat training organizations and deployed aviation detachments.

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
O-6 50 75 75 100 150 150 150 150 150
O-5 50 75 75 100 150 150 150 150 150
O-4 50 75 75 100 150 150 150 150 150
O-3 50 75 75 100 150 150 150 150 150
O-2 50 75 75 100 125 125 125 125 125
O-1E 25 50 75 75 100 100 100 100 100
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 50 75 75 100 150 200 250 300 300
W-3 50 75 75 100 150 200 250 250 250
W-2 50 75 75 100 150 200 200 200 200
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
O-6 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
O-5 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
O-4 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
O-3 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125
O-2 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
O-1E 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
W-3 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250
W-2 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

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

Level 2 cutters and assignments will consist of icebreaking tugs (WTGB), patrol boats (WPB), inland construction tenders (WLIC), river buoy tenders (WLR), and coastal buoy tenders (WLM).

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
O-6 50 75 125 175 250 400 450 450 450
O-5 50 75 125 175 250 400 450 450 450
O-4 50 75 125 175 250 400 450 450 450
O-3 50 75 125 175 250 350 400 400 400
O-2 50 75 125 175 225 300 325 325 350
O-1E 50 75 125 150 175 200 225 250 275
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 50 75 125 175 250 400 450 475 475
W-3 50 75 125 175 250 400 450 450 450
W-2 50 75 125 175 350 350 400 400 400
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
O-6 450 450 450 475 475 500 500 500
O-5 450 450 450 475 475 500 500 500
O-4 450 450 450 475 475 500 500 500
O-3 400 425 425 425 425 450 450 450
O-2 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
O-1E 275 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 500 500 525 525 525 550 550 550
W-3 450 450 450 475 475 500 500 500
W-2 400 425 425 425 425 450 450 450

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

Level 3 cutters and assignments will include the Great Lakes icebreaker (WLBB), seagoing buoy tenders (WLB), fast response cutters (WPC), and deployed TACLET units.

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
O-6 50 75 175 200 300 425 500 525 525
O-5 50 75 175 200 300 425 500 525 525
O-4 50 75 175 200 300 425 500 525 525
O-3 50 75 175 200 300 425 425 450 450
O-2 50 75 175 200 250 350 375 375 375
O-1E 50 75 150 175 200 275 300 300 300
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 50 75 175 200 300 425 500 525 525
W-3 50 75 175 200 300 425 500 525 525
W-2 50 75 175 200 300 425 425 450 450
Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
O-6 550 550 550 550 550 575 575 575
O-5 550 550 550 550 550 575 575 575
O-4 525 525 525 525 525 550 550 550
O-3 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450
O-2 375 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
O-1E 300 325 325 325 325 325 325 325
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 550 550 550 550 550 575 575 575
W-3 525 525 525 525 525 550 550 550
W-2 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard officers on Level 4 Assignments:

Level 4 cutters and assignments will include Coast Guard Barque Eagle, non-Alaskan medium endurance cutters (WMEC), non-Alaskan high endurance cutters (WHEC), non-Alaskan offshore patrol cutters (WMSM), PATFORSWA, deployed PATFORSWA cutter support teams and permanent duty aboard sea pay-eligible non-Coast Guard vessels.

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
O-6 75 125 200 300 350 525 600 625 650
O-5 75 125 200 300 350 525 600 625 650
O-4 75 125 200 300 350 525 600 625 650
O-3 75 125 200 275 350 500 525 525 525
O-2 75 125 200 275 300 425 425 450 450
O-1E 75 125 175 200 225 325 325 325 325
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 75 125 200 300 350 525 600 625 650
W-3 75 125 200 300 350 525 600 625 650
W-2 75 125 200 275 350 500 525 525 525
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-5 675 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
O-4 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675
O-3 525 550 550 550 550 550 550 550
O-2 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450
O-1E 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 675 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
W-3 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675
W-2 525 550 550 550 550 550 550 550

The following Career Sea Pay rate tables apply to Coast Guard officers on Level 5 Assignments:

Level 5 cutters and assignments will include heavy icebreakers (WAGB), national security cutters (WMSL) and Alaska-based medium endurance cutters, high endurance cutters and offshore patrol cutters.

Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
Pay
Grade
Under 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
O-6 100 150 225 325 400 650 700 700 725
O-5 100 150 225 325 400 650 700 700 725
O-4 100 150 225 325 400 650 700 700 725
O-3 100 150 225 325 400 575 600 600 600
O-2 100 150 225 300 375 475 500 500 500
O-1E 75 150 225 225 250 375 375 375 375
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 100 150 225 325 400 650 700 700 725
W-3 100 150 225 325 400 650 700 700 700
W-2 100 150 225 325 400 575 600 600 600
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-5 700 725 725 725 725 725 725 725
O-4 700 725 725 725 725 725 725 725
O-3 600 625 625 625 625 625 625 625
O-2 500 525 525 525 522 525 525 525
O-1E 375 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
O-1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
W-4 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750
W-3 700 725 725 725 725 725 725 725
W-2 600 625 625 625 625 625 625 625

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