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

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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 2020 drill pay tables reflect a 3.1% raise. For a complete pay table please click here . Drill pay is located on pages 2 and 3 of the pay tables.

 

2020 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

415.24

453.20

470.60

493.52

511.48

E-6

359.16

395.24

412.68

429.64

447.32

E-5

329.00

351.20

368.16

385.52

412.60

E-4

301.68

317.12

334.28

351.28

366.20

E-3

272.36

289.48

307.04

307.04

307.04

E-2

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

E-1

231.08

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

E-1 less than 4 months

213.64

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

Pay Grade

Years of Service

 

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

E-9

 

729.72

746.24

767.12

791.59

E-8

597.36

623.76

640.12

659.68

680.96

E-7

542.32

559.72

590.52

616.20

633.68

E-6

487.08

502.64

532.64

541.80

548.48

E-5

440.84

464.12

466.92

466.92

466.92

E-4

366.20

366.20

366.20

366.20

366.20

E-3

307.04

307.04

307.04

307.04

307.04

E-2

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

Pay Grade

Years of Service

 

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

E-9

816.40

855.92

889.52

924.68

978.68

E-8

719.28

738.68

771.72

790.08

835.20

E-7

652.32

659.52

683.80

696.80

746.32

E-6

556.28

556.28

556.28

556.28

556.28

E-5

466.92

466.92

466.92

466.92

466.92

E-4

366.20

366.20

366.20

366.20

366.20

E-3

307.04

307.04

307.04

307.04

307.04

E-2

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

 

2020 Monthly Guardsmen/Reservist Officer Drill Pay Tables

Pay Grade

Years of Service

 

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

O-7

1218.68

1275.28

1301.48

1322.32

1360.00

O-6

924.16

1015.28

1081.92

1081.92

1086.04

O-5

770.40

867.88

927.92

939.24

976.76

O-4

664.72

769.44

820.84

832.24

879.88

O-3

584.44

662.48

715.00

779.64

817.04

O-2

505.00

575.12

662.36

684.76

698.84

O-1

438.22

456.24

551.52

551.52

551.52

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

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

779.64

817.04

O-2E

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

684.76

698.84

O-1E

xxxxx

xxxxx

xxxxx

551.52

588.92

Warrant Officers

 

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

W-4

604

649.68

668.32

686.68

718.28

W-3

551.6

574.56

598.16

605.88

630.52

W-2

488.08

534.24

548.44

558.2

589.84

W-1

428.4

474.56

486.92

513.12

544.08

 

2020 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

1397.28

1440.36

1483.28

1526.36

1661.72

O-6

1132.60

1138.76

1138.76

1203.44

1317.88

O-5

999.16

1048.48

1084.72

1131.48

1203.00

O-4

931.04

994.72

1044.24

1078.64

1098.44

O-3

858.00

884.52

928.08

950.84

950.84

O-2

698.84

698.84

698.84

698.84

698.84

O-1

551.52

551.52

551.52

551.52

551.52

Commisssioned 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

858.00

884.52

928.08

964.84

986.00

O-2E

721.08

758.64

787.68

809.28

809.28

O-1E

610.68

632.96

654.80

684.76

684.76

Warrant Officers

 

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

W-4

749.56

781.24

828.80

870.56

910.28

W-3

679.16

729.76

753.60

781.20

809.56

W-2

639.04

663.44

687.40

716.76

739.72

W-1

589.76

611.04

640.88

670.20

693.28

 

2020 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

1775.96

1775.96

1775.96

1775.96

1785.08

O-6

1385.00

1452.12

1490.32

1529.04

1604.00

O-5

1237.00

1270.68

1308.88

1308.88

1308.88

O-4

1109.88

1109.88

1109.88

1109.88

1109.88

O-3

950.84

950.84

950.84

950.84

950.84

O-2

698.84

698.84

698.84

698.84

698.84

O-1

551.52

551.52

551.52

551.52

551.52

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

1014.76

1014.76

1014.76

1014.76

1014.76

O-2E

809.28

809.28

809.28

809.28

809.28

O-1E

684.76

684.76

684.76

684.76

684.76

Warrant Officers

 

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

W-5

xxxxx

1073.96

1128.40

1169.00

1213.88

W-4

942.84

974.56

1021.12

1059.36

1103.04

W-3

860.68

895.16

915.76

937.68

967.56

W-2

760.48

785.36

801.72

814.64

814.64

W-1

714.48

740.28

740.28

740.28

740.28

Additional Information
Document Review Date: 14 January 2020