Selected Reserve & National Guard Military Pay
The Selected Reserve and National Guard are just like any other professions; the longer you stay in, the more your pay will rise. Except in the Reserves and Guard, these pay raises are guaranteed.
Jan. 1 of every year, servicemembers receive a pay increase to reflect the wage increases in the civilian workforce. In 1999, federal legislation mandated that military pay be capped at 0.5% above wages in the private sector. On Jan. 1, 2007, servicemembers received a 2.2% pay raise.
Your military pay may be raised every two years as a bonus for your added years of service. Your salary increase is based on the number of years you have served.