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Comparison of Military and Civilian Equivalent Grades

15 Jun 2001


Military and Civilian Pay Grades

Military Grade Rank Civilian Grade
O-10 Admiral SES (ES--6)*
O-9 Vice Admiral SES (ES-5&6)*
O-8 Rear Admiral (Upper Half) SES (ES-5&4)
O-7 Rear Admiral (Lower Half) SES (ES-1-4)
O-6 Captain GS/GM-14/15
O-5 Commander GS/GM-13/14
O-4 Lieutenant Commander GS-12
O-3 Lieutenant GS-11
O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade GS-7/9
O-1 Ensign GS-7
E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer GS-6
E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer GS-6
E-7 Chief Petty Officer GS-6
E-6 Petty Officer First Class GS-5
E-5 Petty Officer Second Class GS-5
E-4 Petty Officer Third Class GS-4
E-3 to E-1 Seaman GS-1-4

*Depends on the position (i.e., OSD, political appointee, special assistant, etc.)


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Published: Tue Sep 05 08:23:20 EDT 2017