Drill Pay

Army Reserve: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

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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).


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Army Reserve 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 2024 drill pay tables reflect a 5.2% raise. The Drill Pay Table shows the dollar amount for 1 and 4 Drills. For a complete pay table please click here.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Military Members webpage maintained by Defense Finance and Accounting Services:

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation website: 

2024 Military Pay Charts:

Or visit the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations:

Document Review Date: 05 January 2024