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2008 Military Reserves Average Annual Salary

Enlisted Personnel

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Updated January 19, 2008

The below chart depicts the average annual salary for enlisted members of the U.S. Military Reserve branches, with more than 10 years of service, for the calendar year of 2008. For those with 10 or fewer years of service, see this chart.

Reserve members receive four days worth of active duty base pay for each weekend drill period. Additionally, they receive 1/30th of active duty base pay for each day of annual training. When Reserve members are called to full-time active duty for longer than 30 days, they receive the same pay and allowances as active duty members.

Members of the Reserves are required to perform a minimum of 12 weekend drills and 14 days of annual training per year.

The below chart shows what a Reserve member would make each year in drill and annual training pay, assuming the minimum drill/training period required. The chart does not include housing allowance or food allowance that many Reserve members may qualify for during the annual training period.

The chart below includes a 3.5 percent pay raise, effective on January 1, 2008.

Military base pay is based upon grade (rank) and years of service:

Annual Salary

Paygrade 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
E-9 8,991.86 9,242.96 9,538.70 9,835.68 10,313.70 10,717.32 11,142.64 11,791.78
E-8 7,713.42 7,949.64 8,205.08 8,666.98 8,900.72 9,298.76 9,519.48 10,063.84
E-7 7,115.74 7,424.50 7,635.30 7,859.74 7,947.16 8,239.18 8,396.04 8,992.48
E-6 6,417.00 6,527.98 6,608.58 6,702.82 6,702.82 6,702.82 6,702.82 6,702.82
E-5 5,625.88 5,625.88 5,625.88 5,625.88 5,625.88 5,625.88 5,625.88 5,625.88
E-4 4,412.54 4,412.54 4,412.54 4,412.54 4,412.54 4,412.54 4,412.54 4,412.54
E-3 3,698.92 3,698.92 3,698.92 3,698.92 3,698.92 3,698.92 3,698.92 3,698.92
E-2 3,120.46 3,120.46 3,120.46 3,120.46 3,120.46 3,120.46 3,120.46 3,120.46
E-1 2,783.80 2,783.80 2,783.80 2,783.80 2,783.80 2,783.80 2,783.80 2,783.80

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