National Guard Annual Training Pay

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* Updated November 2015

Annual Training Pay

Training 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. Training 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). Army National Guard officers and enlisted Soldiers are eligible for Training Pay as they serve their weekend and other training duties.

Two weeks every year, you will earn Annual Training Pay:

Your rank Annual Training Pay        
E-1 $  206        
E-2 $  231        
E-3 $  243   – $ 274        
E-4 $  269   – $327        
E-5 $  294   – $414        
E-6 $ 321 – $449        
E-7 $ 371 – $500        
E-8 $ 533 – $557        
E-9 $ 651        

Some jobs may train for slightly longer (up to 21 days), and you will be paid for every day you work. Soldiers with dependents may also qualify for an additional housing allowance. For more information, can check out the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) by location for more information on your location, pay grade, and dependency status. Plus, you only pay taxes on your base pay – not on any bonuses or pay upgrades.

The chart below shows National Guard Annual Training pay, assuming 15 days of training.

Annual Training Pay
For Up To 10 Years of Service
Years < 2 >2 >3 >4 >6 >8 >10
E-9

651

E-8

533

557

E-7

371

405

420

441

456

484

500

E-6

321

353

368

383

399

435

449

E-5

294

313

313

344

368

394

414

E-4

269

283

298

314

314

327

327

E-3

243

258

274

274

274

274

274

E-2

231

231

231

231

231

231

231

E-1*

206

* Applicable to E-1 with 4 months or more of duty. Drill pay for an E-1 with less than 4 months of active duty is $191.

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