Military personnel (mostly Navy) who perform operational submarine duty are entitled to receive Submarine Duty Pay. The below chart shows the monthly submarine duty pay for officers during calendar year 2008. The rates for 2008 are unchanged from 2007 rates.
The term “operational submarine duty” means duty:
1. While attached under competent orders to a submarine;
2. While serving as an operator or crew member of an operational submersible (including an underseas exploration or research vehicle);
3. While undergoing training preliminary to assignment to a nuclearpowered submarine;
4. While undergoing rehabilitation after assignment to a nuclear-powered submarine; or
5. In the case of a member qualified in submarines, while attached as a member of a submarine operational command staff, whose duties require serving on a submarine during underway operations as follows.
a. During 1 calendar month--48 hours. Hours, however, served underway in excess of 48 hours as a member of a submarine operational command staff during any of the immediately preceding 5 calendar months, and not already used to qualify for incentive pay, may be applied to satisfy the 48-hour underway time requirements for the current month.
b. During any 2 consecutive calendar months, when requirements have not been met for the first month--96 hours.
c. During any 3 consecutive calendar months, when requirements have not been met for the first 2 months--144 hours.
6. While receiving instruction to prepare for assignment to a submarine of advanced design; or
7. While receiving instruction to prepare for a position of increased responsibility on a submarine.
Submarine Duty pay is subject to Federal income taxes, unless earned in a designated combat zone.
Monthly pay is as follows, for grade and years of service.
Submarine Duty Pay