Career Sea Pay for enlisted members can range from a monthly rate of $5 to $750 depending on your paygrade and how many years of sea time you have. Sea pay is paid to members permanently assigned to ships or commands that are deployed onboard a ship.

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## 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 37^{th} and consecutive months of sea duty.

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Navy & Marine Corps

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 |

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 |

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

- All enlisted members in pay grades E-1 through E-4
- All enlisted members in pay grades E-5 through E-9 with less than 8 years of cumulative sea duty

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Coast Guard on Level 1 Assignments

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

Pay Grade | Under 1 | Over 1 | Over 2 | Over 3 | Over 4 | Over 5 | Over 6 | Over 7 | Over 8 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 150 | 200 | 250 | 300 | 300 |

E-8 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 150 | 200 | 250 | 300 | 300 |

E-7 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 150 | 200 | 250 | 250 | 250 |

E-6 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 150 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 |

E-5 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 |

E-4 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 |

E-3 | 25 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

Pay Grade | Over 9 | Over 10 | Over 11 | Over 12 | Over 14 | Over 16 | Over 18 | Over 20 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 |

E-8 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 |

E-7 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 510 | 510 |

E-6 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 |

E-5 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 | 150 |

E-4 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 |

E-3 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Coast Guard on Level 2 Assignments

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

Pay Grade | Under 1 | Over 1 | Over 2 | Over 3 | Over 4 | Over 5 | Over 6 | Over 7 | Over 8 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 50 | 75 | 125 | 175 | 250 | 400 | 450 | 525 | 550 |

E-8 | 50 | 75 | 125 | 175 | 250 | 400 | 450 | 475 | 475 |

E-7 | 50 | 75 | 125 | 175 | 250 | 400 | 450 | 450 | 450 |

E-6 | 50 | 75 | 125 | 175 | 250 | 350 | 400 | 400 | 400 |

E-5 | 50 | 75 | 125 | 175 | 225 | 300 | 325 | 325 | 350 |

E-4 | 50 | 75 | 125 | 150 | 175 | 299 | 225 | 250 | 275 |

E-3 | 35 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 100 | 125 | 125 | 150 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

Pay Grade | Over 9 | Over 10 | Over 11 | Over 12 | Over 14 | Over 16 | Over 18 | Over 20 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 550 | 550 | 575 | 600 | 625 | 625 | 625 | 625 |

E-8 | 500 | 500 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 550 | 550 | 550 |

E-7 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 475 | 475 | 500 | 500 | 500 |

E-6 | 400 | 425 | 425 | 425 | 425 | 450 | 450 | 450 |

E-5 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 |

E-4 | 275 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 | 300 |

E-3 | 150 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Coast Guard on Level 3 Assignments

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

Pay Grade | Under 1 | Over 1 | Over 2 | Over 3 | Over 4 | Over 5 | Over 6 | Over 7 | Over 8 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 50 | 75 | 175 | 200 | 300 | 425 | 500 | 525 | 525 |

E-8 | 50 | 75 | 175 | 200 | 300 | 425 | 500 | 525 | 525 |

E-7 | 50 | 75 | 175 | 200 | 300 | 425 | 500 | 525 | 525 |

E-6 | 50 | 75 | 175 | 200 | 300 | 425 | 425 | 450 | 450 |

E-5 | 50 | 75 | 175 | 200 | 250 | 350 | 375 | 375 | 375 |

E-4 | 50 | 75 | 150 | 175 | 200 | 275 | 300 | 300 | 300 |

E-3 | 35 | 50 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 100 | 125 | 125 | 150 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

Pay Grade | Over 9 | Over 10 | Over 11 | Over 12 | Over 14 | Over 16 | Over 18 | Over 20 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 550 | 550 | 600 | 600 | 600 | 625 | 625 | 625 |

E-8 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 575 | 575 | 575 |

E-7 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 550 | 550 | 550 |

E-6 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 |

E-5 | 375 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 |

E-4 | 300 | 325 | 325 | 325 | 325 | 325 | 325 | 325 |

E-3 | 150 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 | 175 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Coast Guard on Level 4 Assignments

Level 4 cutters and assignments 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.

Pay Grade | Under 1 | Over 1 | Over 2 | Over 3 | Over 4 | Over 5 | Over 6 | Over 7 | Over 8 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 75 | 125 | 200 | 300 | 350 | 525 | 600 | 625 | 650 |

E-8 | 75 | 125 | 200 | 300 | 350 | 525 | 600 | 625 | 650 |

E-7 | 75 | 125 | 200 | 300 | 350 | 525 | 600 | 625 | 650 |

E-6 | 75 | 125 | 200 | 275 | 350 | 500 | 525 | 525 | 525 |

E-5 | 75 | 125 | 200 | 275 | 300 | 425 | 425 | 450 | 450 |

E-4 | 75 | 125 | 175 | 200 | 225 | 325 | 325 | 325 | 350 |

E-3 | 35 | 75 | 75 | 100 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 125 | 150 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

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 | 675 | 700 | 700 | 700 | 700 | 700 | 700 | 700 |

E-7 | 675 | 675 | 675 | 675 | 675 | 675 | 675 | 675 |

E-6 | 525 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 550 | 550 |

E-5 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 | 450 |

E-4 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 | 350 |

E-3 | 150 | 175 | 175 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 | 200 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Coast Guard on Level 5 Assignments

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

Pay Grade | Under 1 | Over 1 | Over 2 | Over 3 | Over 4 | Over 5 | Over 6 | Over 7 | Over 8 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

E-9 | 100 | 150 | 225 | 325 | 400 | 650 | 700 | 700 | 725 |

E-8 | 100 | 150 | 225 | 325 | 400 | 650 | 700 | 700 | 725 |

E-7 | 100 | 150 | 225 | 325 | 400 | 650 | 700 | 700 | 700 |

E-6 | 100 | 150 | 225 | 325 | 400 | 575 | 600 | 600 | 600 |

E-5 | 100 | 150 | 225 | 300 | 375 | 475 | 500 | 500 | 500 |

E-4 | 75 | 150 | 225 | 225 | 250 | 375 | 375 | 375 | 375 |

E-3 | 50 | 75 | 100 | 100 | 125 | 125 | 150 | 150 | 175 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

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 | 750 | 750 | 750 | 750 | 750 | 750 | 750 | 750 |

E-7 | 700 | 725 | 725 | 725 | 725 | 725 | 725 | 725 |

E-6 | 600 | 625 | 625 | 625 | 625 | 625 | 625 | 625 |

E-5 | 500 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 525 | 525 |

E-4 | 375 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 | 400 |

E-3 | 175 | 200 | 200 | 225 | 225 | 250 | 250 | 250 |

E-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

E-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

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

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Army

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 |

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 |

Sea Pay Premium is $100 a month and payable to all enlisted members in pay grades E-1 through E-3

## Career Sea Pay for Enlisted Air Force

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 |

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 is $100 a month and payable to:

- All enlisted members in pay grade E-4
- All enlisted members in pay grades E-5 through E-9 with less than 5 years of cumulative sea duty

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