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Navy Pay Chart for 1860

1860 U.S. Navy Pay Charts

On June 1, 1860, President James Buchanan approved, "An act to increase and regulate the pay of the Navy of the United States." which provided for commissioned and warrant officer pay based on the type of duty for which employed.

Effective June 1, 1860 to July 15, 1862.

1860 Navy Officer Pay Charts

Warrant Officers

Warrant Officers: Boatswain, Gunner, Carpenter, and Sailmaker.
When on Duty at Sea Monthly Pay
First three years $83.33
Second three years $95.83
Third three years $104.17
Forth three years $112.50
Twelve years and greater $120.83
When on Other Duty Monthly Pay
First three years $66.67
Second three years $75.00
Third three years $83.33
Forth three years $91.67
Twelve years and greater $100.00
When on Leave or Waiting Orders Monthly Pay
First three years $50.00
Second three years $58.33
Third three years $66.67
Forth three years $75.00
Twelve years and greater $83.33


Commissioned Officers

Commissioned Officers
Captain Monthly Pay
Senior Flag Officer $375.00
When in command of squadron $416.67
When on duty at sea $350.00
When on other duty $300.00
When on leave or waiting orders $250.00
Commander Monthly Pay
First five years on duty at sea $235.42
Second five years on duty at sea $262.50
First five years on other duty $221.83
Second five years on other duty $235.42
All others $187.50
Lieutenants Commanding at Sea Monthly Pay
When commanding a vessel $212.50
Lieutenants & Chaplains
Years on Sea Service Under 7 Over 7 Over 9 Over 11 Over 13
Monthly Pay $125.00 $141.67 $158.33 $175.00 $187.50
When on Other Duty          
Monthly Pay $125.00 $133.33 $141.67 $150.00 $156.25
When on leave or waiting orders          
Monthly Pay $100.00 $105.50 $111.08 $116.67 $120.83
Masters Monthly Pay
When attached to vessel for sea service $100.00
When attached to Navy yard or other duty $100.00
When on leave or waiting orders $66.67
Passed Midshipmen Monthly Pay
When on sea duty $83.33
When on other duty $66.67
When on leave or waiting orders $54.17
Midshipmen Monthly Pay
When on sea duty $45.83
When on other duty $41.67
When on leave or waiting orders $37.50
Surgeons
Fleet Surgeon
Monthly Pay$275.00
Surgeons
Years on Sea Service Under 5 Over 5 Over 10 Over 15 Over 20
Monthly Pay $183.33 $200.00 $216.67 $233.33 $250.00
When on Other Duty          
Monthly Pay $166.67 $183.33 $200.00 $216.67 $233.33
When on leave or waiting orders          
Monthly Pay $133.33 $150.00 $158.33 $175.00 $191.67
Passed Assistant Surgeon Monthly Pay
When on duty at sea $125.00
When on other duty $116.67
When on leave or waiting orders $91.67
Assistant Surgeon Monthly Pay
When on duty at sea $104.17
When on other duty $87.50
When on leave or waiting orders $66.67
Engineers
Chief Engineer
Years on Sea Service Under 5 Over 5 Over 10 Over 15
Monthly Pay $150.00 $183.33 $204.17 $216.66
When on leave or waiting orders        
Monthly Pay $100.00 $108.33 $116.67 $125.00
First Assistant Engineer Monthly Pay
When on duty $104.17
When on leave or wating orders $75.00
Second Assistant Engineer Monthly Pay
When on duty $83.33
When on leave or waiting orders $62.50
Third Assistant Engineer Monthly Pay
When on duty $62.50
When on leave or waiting orders $50.00
Pursers
Surgeons
Years on Sea Service Under 5 Over 5 Over 10 Over 15 Over 20
Monthly Pay $166.67 $200.00 $216.67 $241.67 $258.33
When on Other Duty          
Monthly Pay $150.00 $175.00 $200.00 $216.67 $233.33
When on leave or waiting orders          
Monthly Pay $116.67 $133.33 $150.00 $166.67 $204.17

Effective June 1, 1860 to July 15, 1862.



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