Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

Sailors are eligible to receive Submarine Duty Incentive Pay:

  • While attached under orders to a submarine;
  • While serving as an operator or crewmember of an operational submersible (including an undersea exploration or research vehicle);
  • While undergoing training preliminary to assignment to a nuclear powered submarine;
  • While undergoing rehabilitation after assignment to a nuclear-powered submarine; or
  • In the case of a member qualified in submarines, while attached as a member of a submarine operational command staff, whose duties require serving on a submarine during underway operations as follows.

a. During 1 calendar month--48 hours. Hours, however, served underway in excess of 48 hours as a member of a submarine operational command staff during any of the immediately preceding 5 calendar months, and not already used to qualify for incentive pay, may be applied to satisfy the 48-hour underway time requirements for the current month.

b. During any 2 consecutive calendar months, when requirements have not been met for the first month--96 hours.

c. During any 3 consecutive calendar months, when requirements have not been met for the first 2 months--144 hours.

  • While receiving instruction to prepare for assignment to a submarine of advanced design; or
  • While receiving instruction to prepare for a position of increased responsibility on a submarine.

Enlisted Submarine Duty Incentive Pay:

 Pay Grade Years of Accrued Service
2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8
E-9 425 425 425 425 425 425
E-8 415 415 415 415 415 415
E-7 405 405 405 405 405 405
E-6 155 170 175 300 325 375
E-5 140 155 155 250 275 275
E-4 80 95 100 245 245 245
E-3 80 90 95 95 90 90
E-2 75 90 90 90 90 90
E-1 75 75 75 75 75 75

Officer Submarine Duty Incentive Pay:

Pay Grade Years of Accrued Service
2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18
O-6 595 835
O-5 595 595 790 835
O-4 365 525 595 705 790
O-3 355 510 595 705
O-2 305 425
O-1 230 425
W-5 285 375 425
W-4 285 375 425
W-3 305 425
W-2 230 425
W-1 285 375 425

*Submarine Duty Incentive Pay for O-7 through O-10 is $355

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