|Fiscal Year 2005 Military Pay and Allowances|
|FY 2005 Base Pay Charts for Guard and Reserves|
Enlisted Guard and Reserve Pay
Below is the FY 2005 Monthly Base Drill Pay Chart for military enlisted members in the National Guard and Reserves.
The FY 2005 Military Authorization Act, and FY 2005 Military Appropriations Act, are now law. The last bill, HR 400, the FY 2005 Military Authorization Act was signed into law by President Bush on October 28, 2004. The act includes an across-the-board 3.5 percent base pay raise for all military personnel.
In addition to the 3.5 percent raise in basic pay, both committees also approved raising BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) to the point where it will pay 100 percent of the average housing costs. This concludes DOD's five-year plan to completely eliminate out-of-pocket housing expenses by FY 2005 (average out-of-pocket housing expenses in FY 2004 is 3.5 percent).
This is the first time in five years that Congress did not "target" the pay raise by giving some ranks a higher raise percentage than other ranks. In FY 2004, the average pay raise was 4.1 percent, but some members received as little as 3.7 percent, while others received as much as 6.25 percent. In 2005, all members will receive a base pay raise of 3.5 percent.
Military base pay is based upon grade (rank) and years of service:
Note: Guard/Reserve members are normally credited with 4 days pay for a weekend duty. The above chart shows the monthy base pay, based upon the normal requirements of one weekend per month.
When performing active duty other than weekend drills, Guard/Reserve members receive 1/30th of monthly active duty pay for each day served on active duty.