Drill Pay

Air National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Drill Pay is part of the total compensation available to Air National Guard and Reserve airmen performing drilling and other training duties. A drill period is defined as four (4) hours. Drill Pay for an Air National Guard or Reserve airman depends on the airman's length of service and Air Force rank (most enlisted airmen enter the Air Force as an Airman Basic).


Air National Guard officers and enlisted airmen are eligible for Drill Pay as they serve their weekend and other training duties. If placed on active duty you are eligible for the same Basic Pay as your active duty counterparts. See the Basic Pay fact sheet for the details.

Benefit Highlights

The 2024 drill pay tables reflect a 5.2% raise. The Drill Pay Table shows the dollar amount for 1 and 4 Drills. For a complete pay table please click here.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Military Pay web page and pay tables maintained by the Defense Finance and Accounting Services:

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation website:

2024 Military Pay Charts:

Or visit the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations:

Document Review Date: 05 January 2024