Drill Pay

Army Reserve: 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 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 2021 drill pay tables reflect a 3.0% raise. The Drill Pay Table below shows the dollar amount for 4 Drills. For a complete pay table please click here. Drill pay is located on pages 2 and 3 of the pay tables.

2021 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

427.68

466.80

484.72

508.32

526.84

E-6

369.92

407.08

425.08

442.52

460.72

E-5

338.88

361.72

379.20

397.08

424.96

E-4

310.72

326.64

344.32

361.80

377.20

E-3

280.52

298.16

316.24

316.24

316.24

E-2

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

E-1

238.00

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

E-1 less than 4 months

220.04

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

E-9

xxxxx

751.60

768.64

790.12

815.32

E-8

615.28

642.48

659.32

679.48

701.40

E-7

558.60

576.52

608.24

634.68

652.68

E-6

501.68

517.72

548.60

558.04

564.92

E-5

454.08

478.04

480.92

480.92

480.92

E-4

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

E-3

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

E-2

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

E-9

848.88

881.60

916.20

952.44

1008.04

E-8

740.84

760.84

794.88

813.80

860.24

E-7

671.88

679.32

704.32

717.72

768.72

E-6

572.96

572.96

572.96

572.96

572.96

E-5

480.92

480.92

480.92

480.92

480.92

E-4

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

E-3

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

E-2

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

E-9

1008.04

1058.36

1058.36

1111.32

1111.32

1167.00

1167.00

E-8

860.24

877.52

877.52

877.52

877.52

877.52

877.52

E-7

768.72

768.72

768.72

768.72

768.72

768.72

768.72

E-6

572.96

572.96

572.96

572.96

572.96

572.96

572.96

E-5

480.92

480.92

480.92

480.92

480.92

480.92

480.92

E-4

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

377.20

E-3

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

316.24

E-2

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

266.76

2021 Monthly Guardsmen/Reservist Officer Drill Pay Tables

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

O-7

1255.24

1313.52

1340.52

1362.00

1400.80

O-6

951.88

1045.72

1114.36

1114.36

1118.64

O-5

793.52

893.92

955.76

967.40

1006.08

O-4

684.68

792.52

845.48

857.20

906.28

O-3

601.96

682.36

736.44

803.04

841.56

O-2

520.16

592.96

682.24

705.32

719.80

O-1

451.44

469.92

568.08

568.08

568.08

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

803.04

841.56

O-2E

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

705.32

719.80

O-1E

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

568.08

606.60

Warrant Officers

Under 2

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

W-4

622.12

669.16

688.36

707.28

739.84

W-3

568.16

591.80

616.12

624.04

649.44

W-2

502.72

550.28

564.88

574.96

604.52

W-1

441.24

488.80

501.22

528.52

560.40

2021 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

1439.20

1483.56

1527.76

1572.16

1711.56

O-6

1166.56

1172.92

1172.92

1239.56

1357.40

O-5

1029.12

1079.92

1117.28

1165.44

1239.08

O-4

958.96

1024.56

1075.56

1111.00

1131.40

O-3

883.76

911.04

955.92

979.36

979.36

O-2

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

O-1

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

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

883.76

911.04

955.92

993.80

1015.60

O-2E

742.72

781.40

811.32

833.56

833.56

O-1E

629.00

651.96

674.44

705.32

705.32

Warrant Officers

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

W-4

772.04

804.68

853.68

896.68

937.60

W-3

699.52

751.64

776.20

804.64

833.84

W-2

658.20

683.36

708.04

738.28

761.92

W-1

607.44

629.36

660.12

690.32

718.08

2021 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

1829.24

1829.24

1829.24

1829.24

1832.24

O-6

1426.56

1495.68

1535.04

1574.92

1652.12

O-5

1274.12

1308.80

1348.16

1348.16

1348.16

O-4

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

1146.16

O-3

979.36

979.36

979.39

979.39

979.36

O-2

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

O-1

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

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

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

O-2E

833.56

833.56

833.56

833.56

833.56

O-1E

705.32

705.32

705.32

705.32

705.32

Warrant Officers

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

W-5

1106.16

1162.24

1204.08

1250.28

W-4

971.12

1003.80

1051.76

1091.16

1136.12

W-3

886.52

922.00

943.24

965.80

996.60

W-2

783.28

808.92

825.76

839.08

839.08

W-1

735.92

762.48

762.48

762.48

762.48

2021 Reserve Officer Military drill pay chart for 28 year to 40 years of service

Pay Grade

Years of Service

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

O-7

1832.24

1832.24

1832.24

1832.24

1832.24

1832.24

1832.24

O-6

1652.12

1685.12

1685.12

1685.12

1685.12

1685.12

1685.12

O-5

1348.16

1348.16

1348.16

1348.16

1348.16

1348.16

1348.16

O-4

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

1143.16

O-3

979.36

979.36

979.36

979.36

979.36

979.36

979.36

O-2

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

719.80

O-1

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

568.08

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

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

O-3E

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

1045.20

O-2E

833.56

833.56

833.56

833.56

833.56

833.56

833.56

O-1E

705.32

705.32

705.32

705.32

705.32

705.32

705.32

Warrant Officers

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

W-5

1250.28

1312.92

1312.92

1378.48

1378.48

1447.52

1447.52

W-4

1136.12

1158.80

1158.80

1158.80

1158.80

1158.80

1158.80

W-3

996.60

996.60

996.60

996.60

996.60

996.60

996.60

W-2

839.08

839.08

839.08

839.08

839.08

839.08

839.08

W-1

762.48

762.48

762.48

762.48

762.48

762.48

762.48

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Military Members webpage maintained by Defense Finance and Accounting Services:
https://www.dfas.mil/MilitaryMembers/

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation website:
https://militarypay.defense.gov/

2021 Military Pay Charts:
https://www.dfas.mil/Portals/98/Documents/militarymembers/militarymembers/pay-tables/2021%20MilPay%20General.pdf

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

Document Review Date: 11 January 2021