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2014 Military Reserve Drill Pay

Enlisted Members

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On December 23, 2013, President Obama signed Executive Order 13655, "Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay" that made the one percent pay raise for 2014 official. According to the order, the pay is "effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2014."

Drill 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. Drill 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 Reserve officers and enlisted Soldiers are eligible for Drill Pay as they serve their weekend and other training duties.

National Guard and Reserve perform a minimum of one weekend drill per month, and two weeks per year of active duty for training. There are four drill periods in one weekend drill.

For training events that last longer than one weekend, Guard/Reserve members receive a prorated Basic Pay. Guard/Reserve members are normally credited with 4 days active duty pay for a weekend duty.

The Drill Pay tables show monthly Drill Pay based on the standard requirement of of drill duty per month for National Guard and military Reserve Enlisted Members.

Reserve Drill Pay for Enlisted Members

Pay Grade 2 or Less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
E-7 367 401 416 436 452
E-6 317 349 365 380 395
E-5 291 310 325 341 365
E-4 272 284 301 316 329
E-3 241 256 271 271 271
E-2 229 229 229 229 229
E-1 204 204 204 204 204
E-1 with less than
4 months of service
189

Pay Grade Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
E-9 645 660 678 700
E-8 528 551 566 583 602
E-7 479 495 522 545 560
E-6 430 444 471 479 485
E-5 390 410 413 413 413
E-4 329 329 329 329 329
E-3 271 271 271 271 271
E-2 229 229 229 229 229
E-1 204 204 204 204 204
Pay Grade Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
E-9 721 756 786 817 864
E-8 636 653 682 698 739
E-7 577 583 604 616 659
E-6 491 491 491 491 491
E-5 413 413 413 413 413
E-4 324 324 324 324 324
E-3 271 271 271 271 271
E-2 229 229 229 229 229
E-1 204 204 204 204 204

Note:The United States' military pay and allowances are distributed on the 1st and 15th day of the month. If the 1st or 15th fall on a weekend or national holiday, payment will be made the working day prior.

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