Benefits
Soldier in hangar with helicopter

HOW'S THE MONEY?

You are compensated hourly for work completed. Your wages will increase when you climb in rank and years of experience (many newly enlisted Soldiers enter the Army Reserve as a private). For training events longer than a weekend, you are given prorated Basic Pay.

DRILL PAY FOR ARMY RESERVE SOLDIERS*

Pay is based on two weeks of training each year and one weekend each month. Chart reflects Drill Pay only and does not include bonuses, allowances and other benefits.

Rank<2 Years4 Years6 Years
Private (E1)$3,216.15**
Private (E2)$3,605.49$3,605.49$3,605.49
Private First Class (E3)$3,791.34$4,273.29$4,273.29
Specialist or Corporal (E4)$4,198.95$4,888.80
$5,097.33
Sergeant (E5)$4,580.10$5,365.71
$5,742.45
Staff Sergeant (E6)$4,999.68$5,979.96
$6,226.29

DRILL PAY FOR ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS*

Pay is based on two weeks of training each year and one weekend each month. Chart reflects Drill Pay only and does not include bonuses, allowances and other benefits.

Rank<2 Years4 Years6 Years
Second Lieutenant (O1)$6,100.82$7,676.55$7,676.55
First Lieutenant (O2)$7,028.91$9,531.27
$9,727.83
Captain (O3)$8,135.19$10,852.38$11,371.96
Major (O4)$9,252.18$11,584.44$12,247.83
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