U.S. Naval Officer Salary
A U. S. Naval Officer earns an average salary of $85,956 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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Job Description for U.S. Naval Officer
U.S. Naval Officers may have a variety of duties which are designated by their ranks. There are four ranks: unrestricted line officer, restricted line officer, limited duty, and staff corps. Unrestricted naval officers have command over ships and bases, whereas restricted naval officers have command over aviation lines. Limited duty naval officers offer experience and training to newcomers, while the staff corps typically have a profession in the navy, such as doctor or lawyer.Read More...
The work of U.S. Naval Officers can be done both indoors and outdoors, but staff corps and limited duty officers typically work indoors. Unrestricted and restricted officers typically work with their fellow naval officers, sailors, and pilots. Requirements to become a U.S. naval officer are not necessarily strict, but it is highly recommended to earn a bachelor's degree and enter the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps or the U.S. Naval Academy program. There are also other ways outside of these programs to become directly commissioned to be a U.S. Naval Officer.
The U.S. Naval Academy offers a program that fulfills both criteria for becoming a U.S. Naval Officer while receiving income. The requirements may vary depending on the officer's rank and type of work they are pursuing, and working hours may also vary but average around 9 hours per workday. Hours may be longer and more sporadic when on-board a ship. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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Pay by Experience for a U.S. Naval Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level U.S. Naval Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A U.S. Naval Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced U.S. Naval Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 21 salaries. A U.S. Naval Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 5 salaries.
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