2017 Reserve Enlisted Drill Military Pay Chart

Reservist Pay Chart

••• U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Love

President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The military pay raise for all pay grades O-6 and below will be effective January 1, 2017

Base pay is the same across all service branches and is based on rank and time in service, with pay raises according to years of creditable service. There are two distinct career paths in the military: Commissioned Officers and Enlisted.

The pay scales for each reflect their degrees responsibility.

Each military service has its own names for the various enlisted ranks (Navy and Coast Guard are the same). Most enlisted members enter the military at the lowest pay grade (E-1) and climb the pay scale to higher positions with greater pay. Enlisted pay grades range from E-1 through E-9 ("E" represents Enlisted).

To gain the pay advantages of a Commissioned Officer, some enter the military with a higher education degree and begin their military careers through one of the Officer Candidate Schools; some are high school graduates who attend a service academy or a civilian college while participating in an ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program.

Military members receive a monthly base pay which is based on their rank and time in service. Active duty members receive full-time pay, while guard an reserve members (who are not on active duty) receive part-time pay, or drill pay, depending on the number of drills they perform each month.

Military pay is subject to income taxes unless it is earned in a designated combat zone. All branches of the U.S. military receive the same amount of base pay. This military pay chart can be used to determine Air Force pay, Army pay, Coast Guard pay, Marine pay and/or Navy pay.

The military maintains various other pays that are not included as part of the pay tables below.

Additionally, there are certain allowances provided such as Clothing Allowance, Basic Allowance for Housing and Cost of Living Allowance.

The basic pay charts below are for Reserve Enlisted Members of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard for the calender year 2017, beginning January 1st as approved. The pay rates are monthly amounts rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar.

Reservist Pay is 1/30th of active duty military pay for one drill day. This pay scale is for 4 drills a month which is equal to a regular drill weekend per month plus two week training drill each year.

2017 Reserve Enlisted Drill Military Pay Chart


Enlisted Reserve drill pay chart for 6 years and under.
Pay Grade                             Years of Service
Less than 2Over 2Over 3Over 4Over 6



Enlisted Reserve drill pay chart for 8 years to 16 years of service.
Pay Grade                           Years of Service
Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16
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Enlisted Reserve drill pay chart for 18 years to 26 years of service.
Pay Grade                          Years of Service
Over 18Over 20Over 22Over 24Over 26


The above 2017 Basic Drill Pay Chart is for the National Guard and Reserve enlisted personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.