BASE PAY

  MARINE  
  Officer (annual)  
    1910 1918  
Major General 8,000 8,000
Brigadier General . 6,000
  Colonel 4,000 4,000  
  Lt Colonel 3,500 3,500  
  Major 3,000 3,000  
  Captain 2,400 2,400  
  1st Lt 2,000 2,000  
  2nd Lt 1,700 1,700  

 

Enlisted (monthly)

 
  . 1910 1918  
  Sergeant-Major 45 same
  Quartermaster-Sergeant " "
  First Sergeant " "
  Drum Major " "
  Gunnery Sergeant 35 "
  Sergeant 30 "
  Corporal 21 "
  Drummer 15 "
  Trumpeter " "
  Private " "
  2nd leader of band 75 150
  Principle musician . 125
  Musician, 1st class 60 100
  Musician, 2nd class 50 85
  Musician, 3rd class . 70

  NAVY  
 
  Officer - Annual  
    1910 1918 1942 Oct  
  Admiral 13,500 - 14,800 10,000 8,000  
  Rear Admiral   9,000 8,000  
Captain 4,000-5,500 4,000 4,200
Commander 3,500-4,950 3,500 3,500-4,000
  Lt. Commander 3,000-4,400 3,000 3,000-3,500  
  Lieutenant 2,400-3,696 2,400 2,400-3,000  
  Lieutenant (jr grade) 2,000-3,080 1,700 2,000-2,400  
  Ensign 1,700-2618 1,500 1,800-2000  
  Midshipmen 600-1,400 (a)      
  Warrant Officer 875-2,000 875-2,250 1,800-3,000  
  Paymaster Clerks 1,500-2,250      
1910 - shore duty (left) sea duty (right)
(a) at academy at graduation

 

  Enlisted - Monthly  
    1910 1918 1942
  Chief Petty Officer $55 - 77 $50 - $127 $138
  Chief Petty Officer, acting     $126
  Petty Officer, 1st Class $44 - 71.50 $36 - $80 $114
  Petty Officer, 2nd Class $38.50 - $44 $35 - 50 $96
  Petty Officer, 3rd Class $33 $30 $78
  Seaman, 1st Class $26.40 - $38.50 $24 - $35 $66
  Seaman, 2nd Class $20.90 - $33 $19 - $30 $54
  Seaman, 3rd Class $17.60 - $24.20 $16 - $22 $50

1910 and 1918 different ratings with the same rank had different pay grades

Seaman 3rd Class - apprentice seaman in 1942


  Commissary and Messmen  
    1910 non-US 1918 non-US  
  Chief Commissary Steward $77   $70    
  Commissary Steward $66   $60    
  Ship's Cooks          
  1st class $60.50   $55    
   2nd class $44   $40    
   3rd class $33   $30    
  4th class $27.50   $25    
  Bakers          
  1st class $49.50        
  2nd class $38.50        
  Landsmen $17.50   $16    
  Stewards to Commanders in Chief $71.50 $66 $60    
  Cooks to Commanders in Chief $60.50 $55 $50    
  Stewards to commandants $71.50 $66 $50    
  Cooks to commandants $60.60 $55 $50    
  Cabin stewards $60.50 $55 $50    
  Cabin cooks $55 $49.50 $45    
  Wardroom stewards $60.50 $55 $50    
  Wardroom cooks $55 $49.50 $45    
  Steerage stewards $44 $38.50 $35    
  Steerage cooks $38.50 $33 $30    
  Warrant officers stewards $44 $38.50 $35    
  Warrant officers cooks $38.50 $33   $30    
  Mess attendants - 1st class $33 $26.40 $30 $24    
  Mess attendants - 2nd class $27.50 $22 $25   $20  
  Mess attendants - 3rd class $22 $17.60 $20   $16     
 
  Chief Petty Officer  
  SEAMAN BRANCH 1910 1918  
  Chief Master-at-Arms 71.50 65.00  
Chief boatswains' mates 55.00 50.00  
  Chief gunners' mates 55.00 50.00  
  Chief turret captains' 65.00 60.00  
  Chief quartermaster 55.00 50.00  
  ARTIFICER BRANCH . .  
  Chief machinists' mates 77.00 70.00  
  Chief electricians 66.00 60.00  
  Chief carpenters' mates 55.00 50.00  
  Chief water tenders 55.00 50.00  
  Chief printers . 60.00  
  Chief storekeepers . 50.00  
  Chief special mechanic . 127.00  
  SPECIAL BRANCH . .  
  Chief yeoman 66.00 60.00  
  Hospital Stewards 66.00 60.00  
  Bandmasters 57.20 52.00  
  Chief commissary steward . 70.00  
 
  1st Class Petty Officers  
  Classification 1910 1917 - 18  
  Master at arms 44.00 40  
  Boatswains' 44.00 40  
  Gunners' mates 44.00 40  
  Turret captains 55.00 50  
  Quartermasters 44.00 40  
  Boilermakers 71.50 65  
  Machinists' mates 60.50 55  
  Coppersmiths . 65  
  Coppersmiths 60.50 55  
  Shipfitters,  60.50 55  
  Electricians 55.00 50  
  Blacksmiths . 65  
  Blacksmiths 55.00 50  
  Plumbers and fitters 49.50 45  
  Sailmakers' mates 44.00 40  
  Carpenters' mates 44.00 40  
  Water tenders  44.00 45  
  Painters 44.00 40  
  Printers . 40  
  Storekeepers . 40  
  Enginemen . 45  
  Pattern makers . 65  
  Molders . 65  
  Special mechanics  . 80  
  Yeoman 44.00 40  
  1st musician 39.60 36  
  Commissary stewards . 60  
  Ship's cook 60.50 55  
  Bakers 49.50 45  
  Pharmacists' mates . 40  
 
  2nd Class Petty Officers  
  Classification 1910 1917 - 18  
  Master at arms 38.50 40  
  Boatswains' 38.50 40  
  Gunners' mates 38.50 40  
  Quartermasters 38.50 40  
  Machinists' mates 44.00 45  
  Coppersmiths . 50  
  Shipfitters 44.00 40  
  Oilers 40.70 37  
  Electricians 44.00 40  
  Blacksmiths . 50  
  Plumbers and fitters 49.50 45  
  Sailmakers' mates 44.00 40  
  Carpenters' mates 38.50 35  
  Painters 38.50 35  
  Printers 38.50 35  
  Storekeepers . 35  
  Enginemen . 40  
  Pattern makers . 50  
  Molders . 50  
  Yeoman 38.50 35  
  2nd musician 39.60 36  
  Ship's cook . 40  
  Pharmacists' mates . 35  
 
  3rd Class Petty Officers  
  Classification 1910 1917 - 18  
  Master at arms, 3rd class 33 30  
  Boatswains', 3rd class 33 .  
  Coxswains' . 30  
  Gunners' mates, 3rd class 33 30  
  Quartermasters, 3rd class 33 30  
  Electricians, 3rd class 33 30  
  Carpenters' mates, 3rd class 33 30  
  Painters, 3rd class 33 30  
  Storekeepers, 3rd class . 30  
  Yeoman, 3rd class 33 30  
  Hospital apprentices, 1st class 33 .  
  Pharmacists' mates, 3rd class . 30  
 
  Seaman 1st Class  
  Classification 1910 1917 -18  
  Seamen gunners 28.60 26  
  Seamen 26.40 24  
  Fireman, 3rd class 38.50 35  
  Shipwrights 27.50 25  
  Musician, 1st class 35.20 32  
  Ships' cook, 3rd class . 30  
  Bakers, 2ND class . 35  
  Hospital apprentices, 1st class . 24  
 
  Seaman 2nd Class  
  Classification 1910 1917 - 18  
  Seamen, 2ND class 20.90 19  
  Fireman, 2nd class 33.00 30  
  Musician, 2nd class 33.00 30  
  Buglers 33.00 30  
  Ships' cook, 4th class . 25  
  Hospital apprentices, 2nd class 22.00 19  
 
  Seaman 3rd Class  
  Classification 1910 1917 - 18  
  Apprentice seamen 17.60 16  
  Coal Passer 24.20 .  
  Landsmen 17.60 16  
  Fireman . 22  

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