If you are going to join the National Guard you probably aren’t doing it for the money. That being said, you want to learn as much as you can about National Guard pay before you sign up. This will go a long way in helping you get the best job, and of course, the best pay.
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Generally speaking, your National Guard pay is based on the number of years you have served along with your rank. On top of this, you may be eligible to receive incentives such as hazardous duty pay.
How much you are paid depends on many factors. With that in mind, you will not earn less than $179 for every weekend that you train with the Guard.
Bonuses for becoming an officer differ based on your state. You should check with your local National Guard for more information on the bonus structure. Who knows, you may be able to receive a nice bonus.
Finally, you will receive annual training pay for the two weeks every year that you go through training. Your pay depends on your rank and ranges from $632 for an E-1 Private to $3,356 for an E-9 Sergeant.
Keep in mind that you can entere with a college degree and become a military officer. Earning a college degree has never been easier. Not to mention, the additional pay, the better housing, better jobs and status long after your military career. Becoming a ‘military officer’ has its rewards!
These are just a few of the more common National Guard pay questions. If you have any others, speak with a local recruiter.