2022 Drill Pay Charts

Military members will receive a 2.7% pay increase in 2022, according to the National Defense Authorization Act. The pay increases will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. You’ll get your first increased paycheck on Jan. 14, 2022.
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Table of Contents
  1. 2022 Drill Pay Charts: Officers, Prior Enlisted Officers and Warrant Officers
    1. 2022 Drill Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers 0-10 Years
    2. 2022 Drill Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers 12-26 Years
    3. 2022 Drill Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers 28-40 Years
    4. Officer Pay Notes
  2. 2022 Drill Pay Charts: Enlisted Members
    1. 2022 Drill Pay Chart: Enlisted Members 0-10 Years
    2. 2022 Drill Pay Chart: Enlisted Members 12-26 Years
    3. 2022 Drill Pay Chart: Enlisted Members 28-40 Years
  3. About Reserve Component Pay

Military members will receive a 2.7% pay increase in 2022, according to the National Defense Authorization Act. The pay increases will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. You’ll get your first increased paycheck on Jan. 14, 2022.

Here are the 2021 drill pay charts, if you’d like to see how much your pay has increased by dollar amount.

How to Read Drill Pay Charts

These drill pay tables apply to members of the Reserve component (collectively, the National Guard and Reserves). These charts only include basic military pay and do not include non-taxable allowances such as basic allowance for housing (BAH) or basic allowance for subsistence (BAS).

These charts include the base pay for each pay grade, as well as the amount of drill pay for both a single drill and four-drill periods. A single drill is 1/30th the amount of the monthly base pay. A standard drill weekend includes four drill periods.

You can see the standard active-duty 2022 military pay charts here.

When Do I Get Paid?

Active-duty military members and activated members of the National Guard and Reserves are paid on the first and 15th of each month, with the exception of when those dates fall on a weekend or holiday. If so, you will be paid on the preceding business day. Traditional members of the Guard and Reserves may be paid on a different schedule, depending on when they serve their drills or perform various duty assignments. Drill checks usually arrive within a week or so after performing drills. You can contact your finance or accounting office for more specific details.

Here are the standard military pay dates:

2022 Drill Pay Charts: Officers, Prior Enlisted Officers and Warrant Officers

Here are the 2022 drill pay scales for officers, prior-enlisted officers and warrant officers serving in the National Guard and Reserves.

2022 Drill Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers 0-10 Years

(effective Jan. 1, 2022)
Pay GradeFewer Than 22 or More3 or More4 or More6 or More8 or More10 or More
O-79,668.4910,117.3910,325.3610,490.8110,789.6611,085.4411,427.12
One Drill322.28337.25344.18349.69359.66369.51380.90
Four Drills1,289.131,348.991,376.711,398.771,438.621,478.061,523.62
O-67,331.868,054.668,583.368,583.368,616.328,985.439,034.42
One Drill244.40268.49286.11286.11287.21299.51301.15
Four Drills977.581,073.951,144.451,144.451,148.841,198.061,204.59
O-56,112.096,885.427,361.747,451.407,749.337,926.808,318.08
One Drill203.74229.51245.39248.38258.31264.23277.27
Four Drills814.95918.06981.57993.521,033.241,056.911,109.08
O-45,273.756,104.396,512.316,602.586,980.627,386.397,891.67
One Drill175.79203.48217.08220.09232.69246.21263.06
Four Drills703.17813.92868.31880.34930.75984.851,052.22
O-34,636.605,255.885,672.436,185.426,482.126,807.167,017.29
One Drill154.55175.20189.08206.18216.07226.91233.91
Four Drills618.21700.78756.32824.72864.28907.62935.64
O-24,006.534,562.655,254.955,432.735,544.265,544.265,544.26
One Drill133.55152.09175.17181.09184.81184.81184.81
Four Drills534.20608.35700.66724.36739.23739.23739.23
O-13,477.223,619.564,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.64
One Drill115.91120.65145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85
Four Drills463.63482.61583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay GradeFewer Than 22 or More3 or More4 or More6 or More8 or More10 or More
O-3E---6,185.426,482.126,807.167,017.29
One Drill---206.18216.07226.91233.91
Four Drills---824.72864.28907.62935.64
O-2E---5,432.735,544.265,720.806,018.73
One Drill---181.09184.81190.69200.62
Four Drills---724.36739.23762.77802.50
O-1E---4,375.644,672.344,844.875,021.72
One Drill---145.85155.74161.50167.39
Four Drills---583.42622.98645.98669.56
Warrant Officers
Pay GradeFewer Than 22 or More3 or More4 or More6 or More8 or More10 or More
W-44,791.885,154.205,302.095,447.825,698.625,946.646,198.05
One Drill159.73171.81176.74181.59189.95198.22206.60
Four Drills638.92687.23706.95726.38759.82792.89826.41
W-34,376.254,558.344,745.664,806.675,002.315,388.055,789.51
One Drill145.88151.94158.19160.22166.74179.60192.98
Four Drills583.50607.78632.76640.89666.97718.41771.93
W-23,872.204,238.534,350.994,428.634,679.425069.795,263.58
One Drill129.07141.28145.03147.62155.98168.99175.45
Four Drills516.29565.14580.13590.48623.92675.97701.81
W-13,398.653,764.983,862.964,070.934,316.484,678.814,847.65
One Drill113.29125.50128.77135.70143.88155.96161.59
Four Drills453.15502515.06542.79575.53623.84646.35

2022 Drill Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers 12-26 Years

(effective Jan. 1, 2022)
Pay Grade12 or More14 or More16 or More18 or More20 or More22 or More24 or More26 or More
O-711,767.5712,109.5613,183.2914,089.7214,089.7214,089.7214,089.7214,112.83
One Drill392.25403.65439.44469.66469.66469.66469.66470.43
Four Drills1,569.011,614.611,757.771,878.631,878.631,878.631,878.631,881.71
O-69,034.429,547.7110,455.3710,988.0811,520.4811,823.6512,130.8212,725.45
One Drill301.15318.26348.51366.27384.02394.12404.36424.18
Four Drills1,204.591,273.031,394.051,465.081,536.061,576.491,617.441,696.73
O-58,605.858,976.809,544.019,813.9110,081.0310,384.2010,384.2010,384.20
One Drill286.86299.23318.13327.13336.03346.14346.14346.14
Four Drills1,147.451,196.911,272.541,308.521,344.141,384.561,384.561,384.56
O-48,284.508,557.488,714.618,805.198,805.198,805.198,805.198,805.19
One Drill276.15285.25290.49293.51293.51293.51293.51293.51
Four Drills1,104.601,141.001,161.951,174.031,174.031,174.031,174.031,174.03
O-37,362.977,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.52
One Drill245.43251.45251.45251.45251.45251.45251.45251.45
Four Drills981.731,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.80
O-25,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.26
One Drill184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81
Four Drills739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23
O-14,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.64
One Drill145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85
Four Drills583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay Grade12 or More14 or More16 or More18 or More20 or More22 or More24 or More26 or More
O-3E7,169.407,453.507,6177,8397,8397,8397,8397,839
One Drill238.98248.45253.90261.30261.30261.30261.30261.30
Four Drills955.92993.801,015.601,045.201,045.201,045.201,045.201,045.20
O-2E6,084.906,251.706,251.706,251.706,251.706,251.706,251.706,251.70
One Drill202.83208.39208.39208.39208.39208.39208.39208.39
Four Drills811.32833.56833.56833.56833.56833.56833.56833.56
O-1E5,058.305,289.905,289.905,289.905,289.905,289.905,289.905,289.90
One Drill168.61176.33176.33176.33176.33176.33176.33176.33
Four Drills674.44705.32705.32705.32705.32705.32705.32705.32
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade12 or More14 or More16 or More18 or More20 or More22 or More24 or More26 or More
W-5----8,520.208,952.159,274.439,630.28
One Drill----284.01298.41309.15321.01
Four Drills----1,136.031,193.621,236.591,284.04
W-46,575.356,575.476,906.687,221.867,480.058,101.188,404.668,750.96
One Drill219.18219.18230.22240.73249.34270.04280.16291.7
Four Drills876.71876.73920.89962.92997.341,080.161,120.621,166.80
W-35,978.745,978.686,197.746,422.656,828.427,265.317,439.077,676.31
One Drill199.29199.29206.59214.09227.61242.18247.97255.88
Four Drills797.17797.16826.37856.35910.46968.71991.881,023.51
W-25,453.545,453.685,686.605,868.696,033.216,360.426,463.016,463.01
One Drill181.79181.79189.55195.62201.11212.01215.43215.43
Four Drills727.14727.16758.21782.49804.43848.06861.74861.74
W-15,084.475,084.575,317.195,500.205,668.425,8735,8735,873
One Drill169.49169.49177.24183.34188.95195.77195.77195.77
Four Drills677.93677.94708.96733.36755.79783.07783.07783.07

2022 Drill Pay Chart: Officers and Warrant Officers 28-40 Years

(effective Jan. 1, 2022)
Pay Grade28 or More30 or More32 or More34 or More36 or More38 or More40 or More
O-714,112.8314,112.8314,112.8314,112.8314,112.8314,112.8314,112.83
One Drill470.43470.43470.43470.43470.43470.43470.43
Four Drills1,881.711,881.711,881.711,881.711,881.711,881.711,881.71
O-612,725.4512,979.6412,979.6412,979.6412,979.6412,979.6412,979.64
One Drill424.18432.65432.65432.65432.65432.65432.65
Four Drills1,696.731,730.621,730.621,730.621,730.621,730.621,730.62
O-510,384.2010,384.2010,384.2010,384.2010,384.2010,384.2010,384.20
One Drill346.14346.14346.14346.14346.14346.14346.14
Four Drills1,384.561,384.561,384.561,384.561,384.561,384.561,384.56
O-48,805.198,805.198,805.198,805.198,805.198,805.198,805.19
One Drill293.51293.51293.51293.51293.51293.51293.51
Four Drills1,174.031,174.031,174.031,174.031,174.031,174.031,174.03
O-37,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.527,543.52
One Drill251.45251.45251.45251.45251.45251.45251.45
Four Drills1,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.801,005.80
O-25,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.265,544.26
One Drill184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81184.81
Four Drills739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23739.23
O-14,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.644,375.64
One Drill145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85145.85
Four Drills583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42583.42
Prior Enlisted Officers
Pay Grade28 or More30 or More32 or More34 or More36 or More38 or More40 or More
O-3E8,050.658,050.658,050.658,050.658,050.658,050.658,050.65
One Drill268.36268.36268.36268.36268.36268.36268.36
Four Drills1,073.421,073.421,073.421,073.421,073.421,073.421,073.42
O-2E6,420.506,420.506,420.506,420.506,420.506,420.506,420.50
One Drill214.02214.02214.02214.02214.02214.02214.02
Four Drills856.07856.07856.07856.07856.07856.07856.07
O-1E5,432.735,432.735,432.735,432.735,432.735,432.735,432.73
One Drill181.09181.09181.09181.09181.09181.09181.09
Four Drills724.36724.36724.36724.36724.36724.36724.36
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade28 or More30 or More32 or More34 or More36 or More38 or More40 or More
W-59,377.109,846.9010,112.7710,617.7410,617.7411,149.5211,149.52
One Drill312.57328.23337.09353.92353.92371.65371.65
Four Drills1,250.281,312.921,348.371,415.701,415.701,486.601,486.60
W-48,520.908,6918,925.668,925.668,925.668,925.668,925.66
One Drill284.03289.70297.52297.52297.52297.52297.52
Four Drills1,136.121,158.801,190.091,190.091,190.091,190.091,190.09
W-37,474.507,474.507,676.317,676.317,676.317,676.317,676.31
One Drill249.15249.15255.88255.88255.88255.88255.88
Four Drills996.60996.601,023.511,023.511,023.511,023.511,023.51
W-26,293.106,293.106,463.016,463.016,463.016,463.016,463.01
One Drill209.77209.77215.43215.43215.43215.43215.43
Four Drills839.08839.08861.74861.74861.74861.74861.74
W-15,718.605,718.605,873.005,8735,8735,8735,873
One Drill190.62190.62195.77195.77195.77195.77195.77
Four Drills762.48762.48783.07783.07783.07783.07783.07

Officer Pay Notes

Combat-Zone Tax-Exclusion Pay

Academy Cadets and ROTC Basic Pay

  • Basic pay rate for academy cadets/midshipmen and ROTC members/applicants is $1,217.

Prior Enlisted Officer Pay Qualifications

  • Prior enlisted officers may be eligible for a higher pay rate based on time in service and other criteria. To qualify for O-1E – O-3E pay, officers must have served at least four years and one day on active duty, or have more than 1,460 points as a warrant officer and/or enlisted member.

2022 Drill Pay Charts: Enlisted Members

Here are the drill pay charts for enlisted members of the National Guard and Reserves.

2022 Drill Pay Chart: Enlisted Members 0-10 Years

(effective Jan. 1, 2022)
Pay GradeFewer Than 22 or More3 or More4 or More6 or More8 or More10 or More
E-9------5,789.20
One Drill------192.97
Four Drills------771.89
E-8-----4,739.194,948.70
One Drill-----157.97164.96
Four Drills-----631.89659.83
E-73,294.213,595.533,733.563,915.334,057.994,302.624,440.65
One Drill109.81119.85124.45130.51135.27143.42148.02
Four Drills439.23479.4497.81522.04541.06573.68592.09
E-62,849.313,135.533,274.183,408.513,548.703,864.193,987.74
One Drill94.98104.52109.14113.62118.29128.81132.92
Four Drills379.91418.07436.56454.47473.16515.23531.7
E-52,610.222,786.152,920.793,058.513,273.253,497.553,682.10
One Drill87.0192.8797.36101.95109.11116.59122.74
Four Drills348.03371.49389.44407.80436.43466.34490.95
E-42,393.322,515.942,652.122,786.762,905.382,905.382,905.38
One Drill79.7883.8688.4092.8996.8596.8596.85
Four Drills319.11335.46353.62371.57387.38387.38387.38
E-32,160.712,296.582,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.84
One Drill72.0276.5581.1981.1981.1981.1981.19
Four Drills288.09306.21324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78
E-22,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.72
One Drill68.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.49
Four Drills273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96
E-11,833.20------
One Drill61.11------
Four Drills244.43------
E-1<4 mo1,694.86------
One Drill56.50------
Four Drills225.98------

2022 Drill Pay Chart: Enlisted Members 12-26 Years

(effective Jan. 1, 2022)
Pay Grade12 or More14 or More16 or More18 or More20 or More22 or More24 or More26 or More
E-95,920.456,085.906,2806,476.886,790.527,057.037,336.177,764.43
One Drill197.35202.86209.33215.90226.35235.23244.54258.81
Four Drills789.39811.45837.33863.58905.40940.94978.161,035.26
E-85,078.415,233.695,402.535,706.325,860.376,122.566,268.296,626.00
One Drill169.28174.46180.08190.21195.35204.09208.94220.87
Four Drills677.12697.83720.34760.84781.38816.34835.77883.47
E-74,684.974,888.625,027.275,175.165,232.465,425.025,528.245,921.07
One Drill156.17162.95167.58172.51174.42180.83184.27197.37
Four Drills624.66651.82670.30690.02697.66723.34737.1789.48
E-64,225.594,298.304,351.304,413.224,413.224,413.224,413.224,413.22
One Drill140.85143.28145.04147.11147.11147.11147.11147.11
Four Drills563.41573.11580.17588.43588.43588.43588.43588.43
E-53,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.29
One Drill123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48
Four Drills493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90
E-42,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.38
One Drill96.8596.8596.8596.8596.8596.8596.8596.85
Four Drills387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38
E-32,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.84
One Drill81.1981.1981.1981.1981.1981.1981.1981.19
Four Drills324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78
E-22,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.72
One Drill68.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.49
Four Drills273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96

2022 Drill Pay Chart: Enlisted Members 28-40 Years

(effective Jan. 1, 2022)
Pay Grade28 or More30 or More32 or More34 or More36 or More38 or More40 or More
E-97,764.438,152.028,152.028,559.948,559.948,988.828,988.82
One Drill258.81271.73271.73285.33285.33299.63299.63
Four Drills1,035.261,086.941,086.941,141.331,141.331,198.511,198.51
E-86,6266,759.106,759.106,759.106,759.106,759.106,759.10
One Drill220.87225.30225.30225.30225.30225.30225.3
Four Drills883.47901.21901.21901.21901.21901.21901.21
E-75,921.075,921.075,921.075,921.075,921.075,921.075,921.07
One Drill197.37197.37197.37197.37197.37197.37197.37
Four Drills789.48789.48789.48789.48789.48789.48789.48
E-64,413.224,413.224,413.224,413.224,413.224,413.224,413.22
One Drill147.11147.11147.11147.11147.11147.11147.11
Four Drills588.43588.43588.43588.43588.43588.43588.43
E-53,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.293,704.29
One Drill123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48123.48
Four Drills493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90493.90
E-42,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.382,905.38
One Drill96.8596.8596.8596.8596.8596.8596.85
Four Drills387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38387.38
E-32,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.842,435.84
One Drill81.1981.1981.1981.1981.1981.1981.19
Four Drills324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78324.78
E-22,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.722,054.72
One Drill68.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.4968.49
Four Drills273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96273.96

About Reserve Component Pay

The Reserve component consists of the National Guard and Reserves, including the Air Force National Guard and Air Force Reserves, Army National Guard and Army Reserves, Coast Guard Reserves, Marine Corps Reserves and Navy Reserves.

Guard and Reserve members typically serve “one weekend a month, two weeks a year.”

Your drill weekend consists of four drill periods of four hours each (two per day). During this time, you will receive pay and points for four drill periods.

Here is how your drill pay works:

  • Each drill period is four hours.
  • Each drill weekend consists of four drill periods. There is a morning drill and an afternoon drill for each day on the weekend, each of which is four hours long.
  • You earn one day of pay and one retirement point per drill period.
  • One day of pay is equal to 1/30th of the base pay for your pay grade and time in service.
  • Each drill weekend is 16 total hours, good for four drill periods (and four retirement points).
  • All other service in the Reserve component is the equivalent of one day of active-duty pay (simply divide the monthly pay by 1/30th).

More information on Guard and Reserve points, retirement and compensation:

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