Drill Pay

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

Drill Pay is part of the total compensation available to National Guard and Reserve soldiers performing drilling and other training duties. A drill period is defined as four (4) hours. Drill Pay for a National Guard or Reserve Soldier depends on the Soldier's length of service and Army rank (most enlisted Soldiers enter the Army as a Private).

Eligibility

Army National Guard officers and enlisted Soldiers are eligible for Drill Pay as they serve their weekend and other training duties. If placed on active duty you are eligible for the same Basic Pay as your active duty counterparts. See the Basic Pay fact sheet for the details.

Benefit Highlights

The 2018 drill pay tables reflect a 1% raise. For a complete pay table please click here . Drill pay is located on page 10-14 of the pay tables.

2018 Monthly Guardsmen/Reservist Enlisted Drill Pay Tables

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Less than 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

E-7

392.56

428.44

444.88

466.56

483.56

E-6

339.52

373.64

390.12

406.16

422.88

E-5

311.04

332.00

348.04

364.44

390.04

E-4

285.20

299.80

316.04

332.08

346.20

E-3

257.48

273.64

290.24

290.24

290.24

E-2

244.84

244.84

244.84

244.84

244.84

E-1

218.44

E-1 with less than
4 months of service

201.96

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

E-9

689.84

705.44

725.20

748.32

E-8

564.72

589.68

605.16

623.64

643.76

E-7

512.68

529.12

558.24

582.52

599.08

E-6

460.48

475.16

503.56

512.20

518.52

E-5

416.76

438.76

441.40

441.40

441.40

E-4

346.20

346.20

346.20

346.20

346.20

E-3

290.24

290.24

290.24

290.24

290.24

E-2

244.84

244.84

244.84

244.84

244.84

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

E-9

771.76

809.16

840.88

874.16

925.20

E-8

679.96

698.32

729.56

746.92

789.56

E-7

616.68

623.48

646.44

658.72

705.52

E-6

525.88

525.88

525.88

525.88

525.88

E-5

441.40

441.40

441.40

441.40

441.40

E-4

346.20

346.20

346.20

346.20

346.20

E-3

290.24

290.24

290.24

290.24

290.24

E-2

244.84

244.84

244.84

244.84

244.84

2018 Monthly Guardsmen/Reservist Officer Drill Pay Tables

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

O-7

1152.08

1205.56

1230.36

1250.04

1285.68

O-6

873.64

959.80

1022.80

1022.80

1026.72

O-5

728.32

801.24

856.64

867.12

901.76

O-4

628.40

727.40

776.00

786.76

831.80

O-3

552.52

626.28

675.96

737.04

772.40

O-2

477.40

543.72

626.16

647.32

660.68

O-1

414.36

431.32

521.36

521.36

521.36

Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

O-3E

737.04

772.40

O-2E

647.32

660.68

O-1E

521.36

553.72

Warrant Officers

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

W-4

571.00

614.20

631.80

649.16

679.04

W-3

521.44

543.16

565.44

572.80

596.08

W-2

461.40

505.04

518.48

527.68

557.64

W-1

405.00

448.60

460.32

485.08

514.36

Reserve Officer military drill pay chart for 8 years to 16 years of service.

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

O-7

1320.92

1361.64

1402.24

1442.96

1570.92

O-6

1070.72

1076.52

1076.52

1137.68

1245.84

O-5

922.44

967.96

1001.40

1044.56

1110.64

O-4

880.16

940.36

987.16

1019.68

1038.40

O-3

811.12

836.16

877.36

898.88

898.88

O-2

660.68

660.68

660.68

660.68

660.68

O-1

521.36

521.36

521.36

521.36

521.36

Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

O-3E

811.12

836.16

877.36

912.12

932.12

O-2E

681.68

717.20

744.64

765.08

765.08

O-1E

577.32

598.36

619.04

647.32

647.32

Warrant Officers

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

W-4

708.60

738.56

783.52

823.00

860.56

W-3

642.04

689.88

712.44

738.52

765.32

W-2

604.12

627.16

649.84

677.60

699.28

W-1

557.56

577.68

605.84

633.56

655.40

2018 Reserve Officer military drill pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

O-7

1678.92

1678.92

1678.92

1678.92

1687.52

O-6

1309.32

1372.76

1408.88

1445.48

1516.32

O-5

1142.00

1173.08

1208.36

1208.36

1208.36

O-4

1049.24

1049.24

1049.24

1049.24

1049.24

O-3

898.88

898.88

898.88

898.88

898.88

O-2

660.68

660.68

660.68

660.68

660.68

O-1

521.36

521.36

521.36

521.36

521.36

Commissioned Officer With Over 4 Years of Active Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

O-3E

959.28

959.28

959.28

959.28

959.28

O-2E

765.08

765.08

765.08

765.08

765.08

O-1E

647.32

647.32

647.32

647.32

647.32

Warrant Officers

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

W-5

1015.28

1066.76

1105.12

1147.56

W-4

891.32

921.28

965.32

1001.48

1042.76

W-3

813.64

846.24

865.72

886.44

914.68

W-2

718.92

742.44

757.88

770.12

770.12

W-1

675.44

699.84

699.84

699.84

699.84

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Military Pay web page and pay tables maintained by the Defense Finance and Accounting Services:

https://www.dfas.mil/dfas/militarymembers.html

https://www.dfas.mil/dam/jcr:ccc8e348-187d-4bff-9e39-b113ad7fa67d/MilPayTable2018_4.pdf

Or visit the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations:
http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume_07a.pdf

Document Review Date: 01 January 2018