Officer Career Sea Pay

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Career Sea Pay for officers can range from a monthly rate of $60 to $805 depending on your rank and how many years of sea time you have. Sea pay is paid to members assigned to ships or to commands that are deployed onboard a ship.

For information on enlisted career sea pay click here.

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.

Career Sea Pay for Navy & Marine Corps 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

    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

    Career Sea Pay for Coast Guard Officers on Level 1 Assignments

    Level 1 cutters and assignments include WLI, WYTL and ATOS.

    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-6 105 130 130 155 205 205 205 205 205
    O-5 105 730 730 155 205 205 205 205 205
    O-4 105 130 130 155 205 205 205 205 205
    O-3 105 130 130 155 205 205 205 205 205
    O-2 105 130 130 155 180 180 180 180 180
    O-1E 80 105 130 130 155 155 155 155 155
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 105 130 130 155 205 255 305 355 355
    W-3 105 130 130 155 205 255 305 305 305
    W-2 105 130 130 155 205 255 255 255 255
    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
    O-6 205 205 205 205 205 205 205 205
    O-5 205 205 205 205 205 205 205 205
    O-4 205 205 205 205 205 205 205 205
    O-3 205 205 205 205 205 205 205 205
    O-2 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180
    O-1E 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 355 355 355 355 355 355 355 355
    W-3 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305
    W-2 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255

    Career Sea Pay for Coast Guard Officers on Level 2 Assignments

    Level 2 assignments consist of WTGB, 87' WPB, and 110' WPB, WLIC, WLR and WLM.

    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-6 105 130 180 230 305 455 505 505 505
    O-5 105 130 180 230 305 455 505 505 505
    O-4 105 130 180 230 305 455 505 505 505
    O-3 105 130 180 230 305 405 455 455 455
    O-2 105 130 180 230 280 355 380 380 405
    O-1E 105 130 180 205 230 255 280 305 330
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 105 130 180 230 305 455 505 530 530
    W-3 105 130 180 230 305 455 505 505 505
    W-2 105 130 180 230 305 405 455 455 455
    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
    O-6 505 505 505 530 530 555 555 555
    O-5 505 505 505 530 530 555 555 555
    O-4 505 505 505 530 530 555 555 555
    O-3 455 480 480 480 480 505 505 505
    O-2 405 405 405 405 405 405 405 405
    O-1E 330 355 355 355 355 355 355 355
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 555 555 580 580 580 605 605 605
    W-3 505 505 505 530 530 555 555 555
    W-2 455 480 480 480 480 505 505 505

    Career Sea Pay for Coast Guard Officers on Level 3 Assignments

    Level 3 assignments include WLBB, WLB, WPC deployed TACLET units and TDY aboard non-USCG vessels.

    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-6 105 130 230 255 355 480 555 580 580
    O-5 105 130 230 255 355 480 555 580 580
    O-4 105 130 230 255 355 480 555 580 580
    O-3 105 130 230 255 355 480 480 505 505
    O-2 105 130 230 255 305 405 430 430 430
    O-1E 105 130 205 230 255 330 355 355 355
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 105 130 230 255 355 480 555 580 580
    W-3 105 130 230 255 355 4480 555 580 580
    W-2 105 130 230 255 355 480 480 505 505
    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
    O-6 605 605 605 605 605 630 630 630
    O-5 605 605 605 605 605 630 630 630
    O-4 580 580 580 580 580 605 605 605
    O-3 505 505 505 505 505 505 505 505
    O-2 430 430 455 455 455 455 455 455
    O-1E 355 380 380 380 380 380 380 380
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 605 605 605 605 605 630 630 630
    W-3 580 580 580 580 580 605 605 605
    W-2 505 505 505 505 505 505 505 505

    Career Sea Pay for Coast Guard Officers on Level 4 Assignments

    Level 4 assignments include EAGLE WIX, WMEC (except WMEC-270), WHEC (except Alaskan homeported WMEC & WHEC), WMSM (except Alaska homeported), PATFORSWA WPB & Cutter Support Team and permanent duty aboard sea pay-eligible non-Coast Guard vessels.

    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-6 130 180 255 355 405 580 655 680 705
    O-5 130 180 255 355 405 580 655 680 705
    O-4 130 180 255 355 405 680 655 680 705
    O-3 130 180 255 330 405 555 580 580 580
    O-2 130 180 255 330 355 480 480 505 505
    O-1E 130 180 230 255 280 380 380 380 380
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 130 180 255 355 405 580 655 680 705
    W-3 130 180 255 330 405 555 580 580 580
    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-6 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805
    O-5 730 755 755 755 755 755 755 755
    O-4 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 730
    O-3 580 605 605 605 605 605 605 605
    O-2 505 505 505 505 505 505 505 505
    O-1E 405 405 405 405 405 405 405 405
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 730 755 755 755 755 755 755 755
    W-3 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675
    W-2 580 605 605 605 605 605 605 605

    Career Sea Pay for Coast Guard Officers on Level 5 Assignments

    Level 5 assignments include WMEC-270, WAGB, WMSL, Kodiak and Alaska homeported WHEC, WMEC and WMSM.

    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-6 155 205 280 380 455 705 755 755 780
    O-5 155 205 280 380 455 705 755 755 755
    O-4 155 205 280 380 455 705 755 755 755
    O-3 155 205 280 380 455 630 655 655 655
    O-2 155 205 280 355 430 530 555 555 555
    O-1E 130 205 280 280 305 430 430 430 430
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 155 205 280 380 455 705 755 755 780
    W-3 155 205 280 380 455 705 755 755 755
    W-2 155 205 280 380 455 630 655 655 655
    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade Over 9 Over 10 Over 11 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18 Over 20
    O-6 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805
    O-5 755 780 780 780 780 780 780 780
    O-4 755 780 780 780 780 780 780 780
    O-3 655 680 680 680 680 680 680 680
    O-2 555 580 580 580 580 580 580 580
    O-1E 430 455 455 455 455 455 455 455
    O-1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    W-4 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805
    W-3 755 780 780 780 780 780 780 780
    W-2 655 680 680 680 680 680 680 680

    Sea pay premium for Coast Guard officers is $100 a month and is payable to all officers in paygrades O-1 through O-6.

    Career Sea Pay for Army 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       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

      Sea Pay Premium is $100 a month and payable to all officers in pay grades O-1 through O-6

      Career Sea Pay for Air Force 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       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 is $100 a month and payable to all officers in pay grades O-1 through O-6

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