Pay and Allowances of the U.S. Naval and Maritime Services

This table is summary of monthly pay and allowances that enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Merchant Marine were entitled to at the end of 1945.  This summary is for general informational purposes only.  In the interest of simplicity, all pay figures have been rounded to the nearest dollar and the per-diem rates for quarters and subsistence allowances have been calculated on the basis of a 30-day month.

Monthly Pay and Allowances for Enlisted Men

  RATE (GRADE) BASE PAY QUARTERS ALLOWANCE SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE  FAMILY ALLOWANCE OTHER PAY
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  Apprentice Seaman (7) $50 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 NOTE 4 NOTE 5
Steward's Mate Third Class (7)
Private (7)
  Seaman Second Class (6) $54 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 NOTE 4 NOTE 5
Fireman Second Class (6)
Hospital Apprentice Second Class (6)
Bugler Second Class (6)
Steward's Mate Second Class (6)
Private First Class (6)
  Seaman First Class (5) $66 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 NOTE 4 NOTE 5
Fireman First Class (5)
Hospital Apprentice First Class (5)
Bugler First Class (5)
Steward's Mate First Class (5)
Corporal (5)
  Petty Officer Third Class (4) $78 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 NOTE 4 NOTE 5
Steward Third Class ( 4)
Cook Third Class ( 4)
Sergeant  (4)
  Petty Officer Second Class (3) $96 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 - NOTE 5
Steward Second Class (3)
Cook Second Class (3)
Platoon Sergeant (3)
Staff Sergeant (3)
  Petty Officer First Class (2) $114 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 - NOTE 5
Steward First Class (2)
Cook First Class (2)
Gunnery Sergeant (2)
Technical Sergeant (2)
  Chief Petty Officer (1) $138 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 - NOTE 5
Chief Steward (1)
Chief Cook (1)
Sergeant Major (1)
First Sergeant (1)
Master Technical Sergeant (1)

Notes on Pay and Allowances for Enlisted Men

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1. LONGEVITY PAY:  Base pay is payable only to enlisted men with less than 3 years of service.  Enlisted men are entitled to base pay plus an increase of 5 percent for each 3 years of service up to 30 years.  For purpose of computing longevity pay, all periods of service (active and inactive) during which they were enlisted in or have held commissions or have held appointments as warrant officers or Army Field Clerks in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, Public Health Service, Organized Militia prior to July 1, 1916, active National Guard (of the several States, Territories and the District of Columbia), National Guard Reserve, National Guard of the United States, Officers Reserve Corps of the Army, Naval Militia, National Naval Volunteers, Naval Reserve Force, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve Force, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, Philippine Scouts, and Philippine Constabulary, Regular Army Reserve, Medical Reserve Corps of the Navy, Dental Reserve Corps of the Navy, Enlisted Reserve Corps, shall be counted.
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2. QUARTERS ALLOWANCE: All enlisted men who are are not furnished with Government quarters are entitled to a quarters allowance of $1.25 per day.
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3. SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE: Enlisted men not subsisted at Government expense or furnished Government messing facilities are entitled to a subsistence allowance of $1.50 per day.
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4. FAMILY ALLOWANCE: Enlisted men of Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 are entitled to a monthly family allowance based on the number of dependents under the Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942.  This allowance is to be paid directly to the service member's dependents and consists of a payroll deduction from the service member's monthly pay, and a monthly contribution by the Government.  The Government's contribution is as follows: Wife alone, $28; wife and one child, $40, with $10 for each additional child; no wife but one child, $20, with $10 for each additional child; one parent, $15, two parents, $25.
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5. OTHER PAY:  Enlisted men are entitled to additional pay as indicated below:
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Foreign service or sea service pay is an additional 20 percent of the base pay to which an enlisted man is entitled.
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Submarine service or flight pay is an additional 50 percent of the base pay to which an enlisted man is entitled.
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Those who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, or Distinguished Flying Cross are entitled to an additional $2.00 per month.
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After serving one year, an allowance of $35 is paid for the maintenance of uniforms in quarterly installments of $8.75.
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Monthly Pay and Allowances for Officers

  RANK BASE PAY QUARTERS ALLOWANCE SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE  PERSONAL CASH ALLOWANCE OTHER PAY
NOTE 6 NOTE 7 NOTE 8
   
S M S M
  Warrant Officer $150 $45 $60 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
  Chief Warrant Officer $175 $60 $75 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Commissioned Warrant Officer
  Ensign $150 $45 $60 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Second Lieutenant
  Lieutenant Junior Grade $167 $60 $75 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
First  Lieutenant
  Lieutenant $200 $75 $90 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Captain
  Lieutenant Commander $250 $90 $105 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Major
  Commander $292 $105 $120 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Lieutenant Colonel
  Captain $333 $105 $120 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Colonel
  Commodore $500 $105 $120 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Brigadier General
  Rear Admiral $667 $105 $120 $21  $42 - NOTE 9
Major General
  Vice Admiral $667 $105 $120 $21  $42 $42 NOTE 9
Lieutenant General
  Admiral $667 $105 $120 $21  $42 $183 NOTE 9
General
  Fleet Admiral $667 $105 $120 $21  $42 $417 NOTE 9

Notes on Pay and Allowances for Officers

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6. LONGEVITY PAY:  Base pay is payable only to officers with less than 3 years of service.  Officers are entitled to base pay plus an increase of 5 percent for each 3 years of service up to 30 years.  This longevity pay does not apply to officers serving in the ranks of Commodore, Brigadier General, Rear Admiral, Major General, Vice Admiral, Lieutenant General, Admiral, General, and Fleet Admiral.  Officers serving in these ranks are entitled only to the indicated base pay.  For purpose of computing longevity pay, all periods of service (active and inactive) during which they were enlisted in or have held commissions or have held appointments as warrant officers or Army Field Clerks in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, Public Health Service, Organized Militia prior to July 1, 1916, active National Guard (of the several States, Territories and the District of Columbia), National Guard Reserve, National Guard of the United States, Officers Reserve Corps of the Army, Naval Militia, National Naval Volunteers, Naval Reserve Force, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve Force, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, Philippine Scouts, and Philippine Constabulary, Regular Army Reserve, Medical Reserve Corps of the Navy, Dental Reserve Corps of the Navy, Enlisted Reserve Corps, shall be counted.
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7. QUARTERS ALLOWANCE: Unmarried officers are entitled to quarters allowance for their respective rank as indicated in the "S" column.
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Married officers are entitled to quarters allowance for their respective rank as indicated in the "M" column.
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8. SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE: Unmarried officers are entitled to subsistence allowance for their respective rank as indicated in the "S" column.
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Married officers are entitled to subsistence allowance for their respective rank as indicated in the "M" column.
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9. OTHER PAY:  Officers are entitled to additional pay as indicated below:
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Foreign service or sea service pay is an additional 20 percent of the base pay to which an officer is entitled.
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Submarine service or flight pay is an additional 50 percent of the base pay to which an officer is entitled.
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Those who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, or Distinguished Flying Cross are entitled to an additional $2.00 per month.
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After serving one year, an allowance of $35 is paid for the maintenance of uniforms in quarterly installments of $8.75.
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