WHAT'S THE PAY LIKE?
Even though you will spend a limited amount of your time on duty, Army Reserve Soldiers earn competitive salaries, and have access to a wide range of benefits. As a Private, for example, you will make more than $3,000 a year, and you’ll receive health care, retirement and education benefits. As you move up in rank, your pay increases.
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Simply signing up as an Army Reserve Soldier may qualify you for a list of bonuses and incentives, including a skills bonus, Officer Candidate School bonus, and a translator aide bonus.
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Part of the benefit of becoming a Soldier in the Army Reserve is the free time you will have to accomplish your goals. In the Army Reserve, not only will you have time to complete school, but you’ll have the money for it too. Soldiers qualify for a variety of education funding opportunities, including the Montgomery GI Bill Kicker, the Army Reserve Education Assistance Program and more.
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