Career Sea Pay (CSP)

Updated: December 23, 2022
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    Here are the current monthly career sea pay charts for 2022 for Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army service members. You are entitled to career sea special pay if you are an active-duty service member on sea duty. CSP rates are based on a member’s pay grade and cumulative years at sea.

    Find the current 2023 military pay rates here.

    Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P)

    Service members who have served 36 months of consecutive sea duty are entitled to a career sea pay premium for the 37th month and each consecutive month thereafter. This monthly amount is determined by the secretary and may not exceed $350.

    For most pay grades, the CSP-P is in addition to the career sea pay rates in the tables. For some pay grades, however, the CSP-P is included in the career sea pay rates.

    Marine Corps and Navy Monthly Career Sea Pay

     

    (effective May 1, 2014)

    Cumulative Years of Service
    Pay GradeOne or FewerMore than OneMore than TwoMore than ThreeMore than FourMore than Five
    O-6$100$100$100$394$400$400
    O-5$100$100$100$394$394$394
    O-4$100$100$100$325$331$350
    O-3$100$100$100$263$281$325
    O-2$100$100$100$263$281$325
    O-1$100$100$100$263$281$325
    W-5$210$210$210$263$300$506
    W-4$210$210$210$263$300$506
    W-3$210$210$210$263$300$475
    W-2$210$210$210$263$300$456
    W-1$180$190$195$263$300$306
    E-9$135$135$160$381$400$438
    E-8$135$135$160$381$400$438
    E-7$135$135$160$381$400$438
    E-6$135$135$160$350$375$394
    E-5$70$80$160$350$375$394
    E-4$70$80$160$350$363$363
    E-3$50$60$100$125$125$125
    E-2$50$60$75$94$94$94
    E-1$50$50$50$63$63$63
    Pay GradeMore than SixMore than SevenMore than EightMore than NineMore than 10More than 11
    O-6$419$450$463$494$506$525
    O-5$394$400$431$438$456$463
    O-4$356$375$388$388$394$394
    O-3$331$344$356$375$394$394
    O-2$331$344$356$375$394$394
    O-1$331$344$356$375$394$394
    W-5$544$544$544$544$613$656
    W-4$544$544$544$544$613$656
    W-3$494$500$506$544$613$656
    W-2$463$463$475$544$594$594
    W-1$350$438$475$525$569$569
    E-9$438$469$688$700$700$713
    E-8$438$469$688$700$700$713
    E-7$438$469$688$700$700$713
    E-6$406$438$638$656$656$656
    E-5$406$438$638$638$638$638
    E-4$363$363$488$488$488$488
    E-3$125$125$125$125$125$125
    E-2$94$94$94$94$94$94
    E-1$63$63$63$63$63$63
    Pay GradeMore than 12More than 13More than 14More than 16More than 18More than 20
    O-6$544$544$569$594$625$669
    O-5$463$463$500$525$550$594
    O-4$419$419$475$494$506$525
    O-3$419$419$456$475$494$506
    O-2$419$419$438$456$475$494
    O-1$419$419$438$456$475$494
    W-5$700$700$750$750$750$750
    W-4$700$700$750$750$750$750
    W-3$700$700$744$744$750$750
    W-2$656$656$700$700$700$700
    W-1$594$594$631$656$656$656
    E-9$725$750$750$750$750$750
    E-8$725$750$750$750$750$750
    E-7$725$750$750$750$750$750
    E-6$675$694$713$731$750$750
    E-5$638$638$638$638$638$638
    E-4$488$488$488$488$488$488
    E-3$125$125$125$125$125$125
    E-2$94$94$94$94$94$94
    E-1$63$63$63$63$63$63

    Source: Department of Defense: Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7A, Chapter 18

    Notes:

    Career sea pay premium (CSP-P) is $200 per month. CSP-P is not paid to grades E5 through E9 with more than eight years of cumulative sea duty. Career sea pay premium is included in their career sea pay.

    In lieu of receiving CSP-P, sailors and Marines in grades E5-E9 with eight years of cumulative sea duty receive a higher CSP rate equivalent to receiving CSP-P whenever assigned to a ship, regardless of consecutive sea time.

    Air Force Monthly Career Sea Pay

     

    (effective May 1, 1988)

    Cumulative Years of Service
    Pay GradeOne or FewerMore than OneMore than TwoMore than ThreeMore than FourMore than Five
    O-6   $225$230$230
    O-5   $225$225$225
    O-4   $185$190$200
    O-3   $150$160$185
    O-2   $150$160$185
    O-1   $150$160$185
    E-9$100$100$120$175$190$350
    E-8$100$100$120$175$190$350
    E-7$100$100$120$175$190$350
    E-6$100$100$120$150$170$315
    E-5$50$60$120$150$170$315
    E-4$50$60$120$150$160$160
    Pay GradeMore than SixMore than SevenMore than EightMore than NineMore than 10More than 11
    O-6$240$255$265$280$290$300
    O-5$225$230$245$250$260$265
    O-4$205$215$220$220$225$225
    O-3$190$195$205$215$225$225
    O-2$190$195$205$215$225$225
    O-1$190$195$205$215$225$225
    E-9$350$375$390$400$400$410
    E-8$350$375$390$400$400$410
    E-7$350$375$390$400$400$410
    E-6$325$350$350$365$400$365
    E-5$325$350$350$350$350$350
    E-4$160$160$160$160$160$160
    Pay GradeMore than 12More than 13More than 14More than 16More than 18More than 20
    O-6$310$310$325$340$355$380
    O-5$265$265$285$300$315$340
    O-4$240$240$270$280$290$300
    O-3$240$240$260$270$280$290
    O-2$240$240$250$260$270$280
    O-1$240$240$250$260$270$280
    E-9$420$450$475$520$520$520
    E-8$420$450$475$500$520$520
    E-7$420$450$475$500$500$500
    E-6$380$395$410$425$450$450
    E-5$350$350$350$350$350$350
    E-4$160$160$160$160$160$160

    Source: DoD: Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7A, Chapter 18

    Note: No CSP-P is paid to Air Force members in pay grades E-5 through E-9 with more than five years of CSD.

    Army Monthly Career Sea Pay

     

    (effective Oct. 1, 2002)

    Cumulative Years of Service
    Pay GradeOne or FewerMore than OneMore than TwoMore than ThreeMore than FourMore than Five
    O-6   $225$230$230
    O-5   $225$225$225
    O-4   $185$190$200
    O-3   $150$160$185
    O-2   $150$160$185
    O-1   $150$160$185
    W-5$210$210$210$310$338$506
    W-4$210$210$210$310$338$506
    W-3$210$210$210$310$338$478
    W-2$210$210$210$310$338$464
    W-1$182$189$196$310$338$345
    E-9$130$130$156$328$347$425
    E-8$130$130$156$328$347$425
    E-7$130$130$156$328$347$425
    E-6$130$130$156$295$321$380
    E-5$65$78$156$295$321$380
    E-4$65$78$156$295$308$308
    E-3$50$60$120$150$160$170
    E-2$50$60$120$150$160$170
    E-1$50$60$120$150$160$160
    Pay GradeMore than SixMore than SevenMore than EightMore than NineMore than 10More than 11
    O-6$240$255$265$280$290$300
    O-5$225$230$245$250$260$265
    O-4$205$215$220$220$225$225
    O-3$190$195$205$215$225$225
    O-2$190$195$205$215$225$225
    O-1$190$195$205$215$225$225
    W-5$534$534$534$534$590$625
    W-4$534$534$534$534$590$625
    W-3$492$499$506$534$590$625
    W-2$471$471$478$534$576$576
    W-1$380$450$478$520$555$555
    E-9$425$458$477$490$490$503
    E-8$425$458$477$490$490$503
    E-7$425$458$477$490$490$503
    E-6$393$425$425$445$445$445
    E-5$393$425$425$425$425$425
    E-4$308$308$308$308$308$308
    E-3$190$190$190$190$190$190
    E-2$170$170$170$170$170$170
    E-1$160$160$160$160$160$160
    Pay GradeMore than 12More than 13More than 14More than 16More than 18More than 20
    O-6$310$310$325$340$355$380
    O-5$265$265$285$300$315$340
    O-4$240$240$270$280$290$300
    O-3$240$240$260$270$280$290
    O-2$240$240$250$260$270$280
    O-1$240$240$250$260$270$280
    W-5$660$660$730$730$730$730
    W-4$660$660$730$730$730$730
    W-3$660$660$695$695$695$695
    W-2$625$625$625$625$625$625
    W-1$555$555$555$555$555$555
    E-9$516$555$588$620$646$646
    E-8$516$555$588$620$646$646
    E-7$516$555$588$620$620$620
    E-6$464$484$503$523$555$555
    E-5$425$425$425$425$425$425
    E-4$308$308$308$308$308$308
    E-3$190$190$190$190$190$190
    E-2$170$170$170$170$170$170
    E-1$160$160$160$160$160$160

    Source: DoD: Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7A, Chapter 18

    Notes:

    1. No CSP-P is paid to Army members entitled to CSP for duty between Oct. 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003 if in pay grades E-5 through E-9.
    2. No CSP-P is paid to Army members entitled to CSP for duty on or after July 1, 2003 if in pay grades E-4 through E-9 or W-1 through W-5.

    U.S. Coast Guard Monthly Career Sea Pay Tables: Level One

    WLI, WYTL, ATOs and AVDETs
    (effective Oct. 1, 2020)

    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay<112345678910111214161820
    Grade
    O-6$105$130$130$155$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205
    O-5$105$130$130$155$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205
    O-4$105$130$130$155$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205
    O-3/O-3E$105$130$130$155$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205
    O-2/O-2E$105$130$130$155$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180
    O-1E$80$105$130$130$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155
    O-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    W-4$105$130$130$155$205$255$305$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355
    W-3$105$130$130$155$205$255$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305
    W-2$105$130$130$155$205$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255
    E-9$105$130$130$155$205$255$305$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355
    E-8$105$130$130$155$205$255$305$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355$355
    E-7$105$130$130$155$205$255$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305$305
    E-6$105$130$130$155$205$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255$255
    E-5$105$130$130$155$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205$205
    E-4$105$130$130$155$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180$180
    E-3$80$105$130$130$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155$155
    E-2$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    E-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60

    Source: U.S. Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center

    1. ATOs receive Level One CSP on all cutters.
    2. AVDETs receive Level One CSP on all cutters.

    Note: Except ATOs, AVDETs and TACLETs, Coast Guard members serving temporary duty orders aboard CG cutters will receive sea pay commensurate to the sea time and level of that cutter.


    U.S. Coast Guard Monthly Career Sea Pay Tables: Level Two

    WTGB, 87’ WPB, 110’ WTB, WLIC, WLR, WCC and WLM
    (effective Oct. 1, 2020)

    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade<112345678910111214161820
    O-6$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$505$505$505$505$505$530$530$555$555$555
    O-5$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$505$505$505$505$505$530$530$555$555$555
    O-4$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$505$505$505$505$505$530$530$555$555$555
    O-3/O-3E$105$130$180$230$305$405$455$455$455$455$480$480$480$480$505$505$505
    O-2/O-2E$105$130$180$230$280$355$380$380$405$405$405$405$405$405$405$405$405
    O-1E$105$130$180$205$230$255$280$305$330$330$355$355$355$355$355$355$355
    O-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    W-4$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$530$530$555$555$580$580$580$605$605$605
    W-3$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$505$505$505$505$505$530$530$555$555$555
    W-2$105$130$180$230$305$405$455$455$455$455$480$480$480$480$505$505$505
    E-9$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$580$605$605$605$630$655$680$680$680$680
    E-8$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$530$530$555$555$580$580$580$605$605$605
    E-7$105$130$180$230$305$455$505$505$505$505$505$505$530$530$555$555$555
    E-6$105$130$180$230$305$405$455$455$455$455$480$480$480$480$505$505$505
    E-5$105$130$180$230$280$355$380$380$405$405$405$405$405$405$405$405$405
    E-4$105$130$180$205$230$255$280$305$330$330$355$355$355$355$355$355$355
    E-3$90$105$130$130$155$155$180$180$205$205$230$230$230$230$230$230$230
    E-2$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    E-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60

    Source: U.S. Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center

    Note: Except ATOs, AVDETs and TACLETs, Coast Guard members serving TDYs aboard CG cutters will receive sea pay commensurate to the sea time and level of that cutter.


    U.S. Coast Guard Monthly Career Sea Pay Tables: Level Three

    WLBB, WLB, WPC, TDY aboard non‐USCG CSP‐Eligible Vessels, TACLET*
    (effective Oct. 1, 2020)

    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade<112345678910111214161820
    O-6$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$630$630$630
    O-5$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$630$630$630
    O-4$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$580$580$580$580$580$605$605$605
    O-3/O-3E$105$130$230$255$355$480$480$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505
    O-2/O-2E$105$130$230$255$305$405$430$430$430$430$455$455$455$455$455$455$455
    O-1E$105$130$205$230$255$330$355$355$355$355$380$380$380$380$380$380$380
    O-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    W-4$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$630$630$630
    W-3$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$580$580$580$580$580$605$605$605
    W-2$105$130$230$255$355$480$480$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505
    E-9$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$605$605$655$655$655$680$680$680
    E-8$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$630$630$630
    E-7$105$130$230$255$355$480$555$580$580$580$580$580$580$580$605$605$605
    E-6$105$130$230$255$355$480$480$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505
    E-5$105$130$230$255$305$405$430$430$430$430$455$455$455$455$455$455$455
    E-4$105$130$205$230$255$330$355$355$355$355$380$380$380$380$380$380$380
    E-3$90$105$130$130$155$155$180$180$205$205$230$230$230$230$230$230$230
    E-2$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    E-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60

    Source: U.S. Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center

    Note: Except ATOs, AVDETs and TACLETs, Coast Guard members serving TDYs aboard CG cutters will receive sea pay commensurate to the sea time and level of that cutter.

    *TACLET members receive Level-three CSP on all vessels.


    U.S. Coast Guard Monthly Career Sea Pay Tables: Level Four

    EAGLE WIX, 210' WMEC, WMSM (Except AK Homeported WMSM), PATFORSWA WPB/WPC and Cutter Support Team, Permanent Duty on CSP‐Eligible vessels ICW USN Exchange and Foreign Navy Assignment Programs
    (effective Oct. 1, 2020)

    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade<112345678910111214161820
    O-6$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$805$805$805$805$805$805$805$805
    O-5$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$730$755$755$755$755$755$755$755
    O-4$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$730$730$730$730$730$730$730$730
    O-3/O-3E$130$180$255$330$405$555$580$580$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$605$605
    O-2/O-2E$130$180$255$330$355$480$480$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505
    O-1E$130$180$230$255$280$380$380$380$380$405$405$405$405$405$405$405$405
    O-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    W-4$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$730$755$755$755$755$755$755$755
    W-3$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$730$730$730$730$730$730$730$730
    W-2$130$180$255$330$405$555$580$580$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$605$605
    E-9$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$805$805$805$805$805$805$805$805
    E-8$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$730$755$755$755$755$755$755$755
    E-7$130$180$255$355$405$580$655$680$705$730$730$730$730$730$730$730$730
    E-6$130$180$255$330$405$555$580$580$580$580$605$605$605$605$605$605$605
    E-5$130$180$255$330$355$480$480$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505$505
    E-4$130$180$230$255$280$380$380$380$380$405$405$405$405$405$405$405$405
    E-3$90$130$130$155$180$180$180$180$205$205$230$230$255$255$255$255$255
    E-2$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    E-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60

    Source: U.S. Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center

    Note: Except ATOs, AVDETs and TACLETs, Coast Guard members serving TDYs aboard CG cutters will receive sea pay commensurate to the sea time and level of that cutter.


    U.S. Coast Guard Monthly Career Sea Pay Tables: Level Five

    WAGB, WMSL, WMSP, 270' WMEC, 282' WMEC, Kodiak, AK Homeported: WHEC and WMSM
    (effective Oct. 1, 2020)

    Cumulative Years of Sea Duty
    Pay Grade<112345678910111214161820
    O-6$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$780$805$805$805$805$805$805$805$805
    O-5$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$755$755$780$780$780$780$780$780$780
    O-4$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$755$755$780$780$780$780$780$780$780
    O-3/O-3E$155$205$280$380$455$630$655$655$655$655$680$680$680$680$680$680$680
    O-2/O-2E$155$205$280$355$430$530$555$555$555$555$580$580$580$580$580$580$580
    O-1E$130$205$280$280$305$430$430$430$430$430$455$455$455$455$455$455$455
    O-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    W-4$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$780$805$805$805$805$805$805$805$805
    W-3$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$755$755$780$780$780$780$780$780$780
    W-2$155$205$280$380$455$630$655$655$655$655$680$680$680$680$680$680$680
    E-9$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$780$805$805$805$805$805$805$805$805
    E-8$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$780$805$805$805$805$805$805$805$805
    E-7$155$205$280$380$455$705$755$755$755$755$780$780$780$780$780$780$780
    E-6$155$205$280$380$455$630$655$655$655$655$680$680$680$680$680$680$680
    E-5$155$205$280$355$430$530$555$555$555$555$580$580$580$580$580$580$580
    E-4$130$205$280$280$305$430$430$430$430$430$455$455$455$455$455$455$455
    E-3$105$130$155$155$180$180$205$205$230$230$255$255$280$280$305$305$305
    E-2$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60
    E-1$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60$60

    Source: U.S. Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center

    Note: Except ATOs, AVDETs and TACLETs, Coast Guard members serving TDYs aboard CG cutters will receive sea pay commensurate to the sea time and level of that cutter.


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