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Navy Reenlistment Bonuses for 2010

Tier 1, $45,000 Award Ceiling


The Navy offers monetary bonuses for enlisted sailors who agree to re-enlist in "shortage" Ratings (jobs).

The amount of bonus depends on the "Multiplier" assigned to the rating, the individual's rate (rank), the member's time in service, and the number of years the individual re-enlists for.

The Bonus "Zone" is simply the amount of time the person has been in the military:

  • Zone A -- Sailors who re-enlist with between 17 months and 6 years of service.
  • Zone B -- Sailors, who -- at the time of re-enlistment -- have between 6 years and 10 years of service.
  • Zone C -- Sailors who re-enlist with between 10 and 14 years of service.

For example, let's say the Bonus is HM is 4.0 in Zone A. That means a sailor who reenlists in this rating (job) would receive 4 (reenlistment bonus multiplier) multiplied by his/her base pay multiplied by 6 (number of years reenlisting for).

Below are the Bonus Multipliers established by the Navy. Complete information can be found in NAVADMIN Message 300-10.

This list is current as of September 2010.

Bonuses are subject to change. For the very latest in enlistment bonuses, check the Navy NAVADMIN Messages.

Navy reenlistment bonuses are paid at the rate of 1/2 of thee total bonus amount at the time of reenlistment, with the remaining bonus paid in equal annual installments on the anneversary date of the reenlistment.

If you reenlist while deployed to a designated combat zone, the entire bonus is tax free. If you reenlist outside of a designated combat zone, the bonus is subject to normal income tax.

Tier 1 Jobs

$45,000 Award Ceiling
HM 8402 0.0 4.0 2.0
HM 8425 0.0 4.0 2.0
HM 8427 * 2.0 0.0
HM 8494 0.0 4.0 2.0
ND 5343 3.5 2.0 0.0

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