MONEY FOR JUST ONE WEEKEND A MONTH

If you choose to serve in the Army Reserve, you will earn what is called Drill Pay. Army Drill Pay is money you earn while training on weekends and during full-time training events.


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 Years 4 Years 6 Years
Private (E1)$3,359.79**$3,359.79
$3,359.79
Private (E2)$3,766.14$3,766.14$3,766.14
Private First Class (E3)$3,960.18$4,464.18$4,464.18
Specialist or Corporal (E4)$4,386.69$5,107.41
$5,324.76
Sergeant (E5)$4,784.22$5,605.11
$5,998.86
Staff Sergeant (E6)$5,222.07$6,247.08
$6,504.12

*Based on 2017 pay tables.

**Pay for Private (E1) will be slightly lower for first four months of service.

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 Years 4 Years 6 Years
Second Lieutenant (O1)$6,373.08$8,019.27$8,019.27
First Lieutenant (O2)$7,342.65$9,956.52
$10,161.90
Captain (O3)$8,498.07$11,366.22$11,879.91
Major (O4)$9,665.46$12,101.04$12,794.04

*Based on 2017 pay tables.

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Drill Pay: Army Reserve Soldiers