Salary and Pay Rates

How much does a doctor in the Navy earn?

User Avatar
Wiki User
September 13, 2011 3:37AM

Wages in the Navy are not decided by your job, but your rank. If you go to you can look up the pay charts for enlisted and officers. If you are a doctor and you go into the Navy, you will be an officer, so you can judge what you would make by the officer pay chart. Most start as O-1 and O-2

Not quite true but close. Your pay is deliniated based on your rank, but you will be an 0-1 while in USUHS, otherwise you will receive E-6 pay while in college, and housing allowance. Once you have finished school and have a specialty you will be 'promoted' (need to call it something) to O-3. Once you service obligation is up, you will receive 13k, 14k, 15k for 2, 3, 4 years of service. This pay will be added to your income every year. The Dept. of the Navy is also looking at raising it to 50k. Hold your breath though. The pay is quite competitive when you look at having no loans to pay back (avg. 200k) and no malpractice. In the end you make quite a good living and help many people. Besides we don't become doctors to make good money it just comes with the job.