Pay & Bonuses

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Pay & Bonuses

Specific pay level will be determined by your rank, job, education level and years of service.

To break it down further, you will be paid every day you serve, including the time you spend in training. You drill approximately two days a month, with two weeks of Annual Training each year. You are considered to be on Active Duty during job skill and Annual Training and will be paid accordingly.

Specific length and timing of any additional training depends on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). If you have dependents, you may also qualify for an additional housing allowance. You will only pay income tax on your base pay and upgrades or bonuses received while serving overseas are exempt and will not be taxed. You earn Active Duty pay any time you’re deployed for any reason.  


Enlistment Bonus

Receive an enlistment bonus of up to $20,000 for Non-prior service. Contact a recruiter to find out more information about occupations. 

Prior Service Enlistment Bonus

Receive an enlistment bonus of up to $20,000 for prior service.  Contact your local recruiter to find out which positions are currently available.