Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Surface Vessels Salary
The average pay for a Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Surface Vessels is $48,458 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Job Description for Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Surface Vessels
Most of the time, Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class, Surface Vessels, work at sea on naval ships. They must be willing to be away from their family for an extended period of time. They must ensure that sailors in their division work effectively and efficiently. Petty Officers, together with sailors his or her division, must operate and maintain their ship’s surface vessels safely and efficiently.Read More...
In addition to maintaining surface vessels, they are also involved in repairing existing surface vessels. They must be able to troubleshoot various problems, related to surface vessels. They must be able to use complex computer systems. They must be capable of using advanced technology. They must attend the Navy’s specialized training in operating surface vessels. Some positions require officers to possess security clearance. Navy officers must be physically fit.
Navy officers must have at least a bachelor's degree. Cadets can apply for officer programs even before earning a bachelor’s degree, and as young as 17, if they are accepted into programs leading to commissions as Navy officers. To do so, they must attend either the U.S. Naval Academy or the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class, Surface Vessels, must be able to work well in a team environment. They usually either report to Navy Petty Officers 1st Class, Surface Vessels, or to the commander of the ship directly.