How much is the National guard pay compared to active duty?

How much would I be making a month in the National Guard compared to Active duty?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
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    Comparing apples to oranges....full time job to part time job. NG you work 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks of the year unless called up. AD you are working 24/7/365. You can’t compare the pay.....before taxes $200 a month to $1680 a month plus free medical, dental, housing and 3 meals a day.

  • 1 year ago

    Drill pay is figured slightly differently first of all. Each drill weekend (two days) counts as 4 four hour periods and each of those periods counts for one day of base pay for your rank. They do this because they can't pay you at a higher rate which would be illegal so they instead pay you for more time. That started back in the early 60s to induce people to enlist into the Guard and Reserves and one of the reasons why it continues today. Below is a web site that will show what your weekend drill pay would be if you were in the Guard and doing one weekend per month. That website also has the proposed pay increase for FY 2020 which is just around the corner and starts Oct 1st.

    https://www.militaryrates.com/military-pay-drillpa...

  • 1 year ago

    2 days pay vs 30 days pay

    guard and reserve pay are not enough for anyone to live on, its a part time job !!!

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    NG gets paid 4 days worth of base pay for each weekend drilled

    Active gets full months base pay plus other past and allowances

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    For a brand new enlisted person, drill pay is about $200 a month. That's for showing up for a weekend of drills--obviously it's a lot less than what someone working the entire month is going to get.

    Military pay charts are available at dfas.mil. There is a separate page just for drill pay.

    Any time a Guardsman is on orders for over 30 days, they get the same thing as active duty--base pay, BAH, BAS, and medical.

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    About $200 a month since you only drill one weekend

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The same, but you only get paid during drills.

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