Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

Virginia Class Attack Submarine SSN

Submarine Duty Incentive pay is a monthly taxable pay for sailors attached to submarine staffs. They can get Submarine Duty Incentive Pay:

  • While attached to a submarine crew;
  • While serving as an operator or crewmember of an operational submersible (including an undersea exploration or research vehicle);
  • While undergoing training for assignment to a nuclear or advanced design submarine, or training for advanced responsibility on a submarine;
  • While undergoing rehabilitation after assignment to a nuclear-powered submarine; or

There are minimum underway hours to qualify:

  1. During 1 calendar month--48 hours. Hours, however, served underway in excess of 48 hours 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.
  2. During any 2 consecutive calendar months, when requirements have not been met for the first month--96 hours.
  3. During any 3 consecutive calendar months, when requirements have not been met for the first 2 months--144 hours.
Enlisted Submarine Duty Incentive Pay
Pay Grade Less Than 2 Years Service 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
Warrant Officer Submarine Duty Incentive Pay
Pay Grade Less Than 2 Years Service Over 2
W-5 $285 $375
W-4 $285 $375
W-3 $285 $375
W-2 $285 $375
W-1 $285 $375
Officer Submarine Duty Incentive Pay
Pay Grade Less Than 2 Years Service Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18
O-10 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355
O-9 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355
O-8 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355
O-7 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355
O-6 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $835
O-5 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $595 $790 $835 $835
O-4 $365 $365 $365 $525 $595 $705 $705 $705 $790 $790 $790
O-3 $355 $355 $355 $510 $595 $705 $705 $705 $705 $705 $705
O-2 $305 $305 $305 $305 $305 $305 $425 $425 $425 $425 $425
O-1 $230 $230 $230 $230 $230 $230 $425 $425 $425 $425 $425

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