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Drill Pay

Warrant Officers

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Updated January 11, 2011

Members of the National Guard and the military reserves recieve drill pay. They receive 1/30th of active duty basic pay for each "drill period." One weekend of drill counts as four "drill periods," therefore, most members of the Guard and Reserve earn four days worth of active duty basic pay each month.

The below chart shows what warrant officers in the National Guard or Reserves earn each month, assuming the minimum one weekend of drill:

Warrant Officers

Pay Grade 2 or less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6 Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W-5 - - - - - - - - - -
W-4 511.48 550.20 566.00 581.52 608.28 634.76 661.52 701.92 737.28 770.92
W-3 467.04 486.52 506.48 513.04 533.96 575.16 618.00 638.16 661.48 685.60
W-2 413.32 452.40 464.44 472.72 499.52 541.20 561.80 582.16 607.00 626.40
W-1 362.80 401.80 412.32 434.52 460.80 499.44 517.52 542.72 567.56 587.08
Pay Grade Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36
W-5 - 909.44 955.60 989.96 1,028.00 1,028.00 1,079.44 1,079.44 1,133.40 1,133.40
W-4 798.44 825.28 864.72 897.12 934.08 934.08 952.76 952.76 952.76 952.76
W-3 728.80 758.04 775.52 794.08 819.32 819.32 819.32 819.32 819.32 819.32
W-2 644.00 665.04 678.88 689.88 689.88 689.88 689.88 689.88 689.88 689.88
W-1 605.08 626.88 626.88 626.88 626.88 626.88 626.88 626.88 626.88 626.88

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