|Reserve Pay & Benefits|
Reserve soldiers earn what’s called Unit Training Pay. Unit Training Pay is money you earn while training on weekends and during full-time training events. Unit Training Pay is only part of your total pay as a Soldier in the Army Reserve. There are many other ways to earn additional money in the Army though allowances, bonuses and educational benefits.
Show me the Money
As a Reserve Soldier you are compensated hourly for work completed. Your wages will increase as your rank increases and your years of experience increase. For training events longer than a weekend, you are given a prorated Basic Pay.
Cost of Living Allowance
Other BonusesIn addition to your Unit Training Pay, there are many opportunities to earn additional money in the Army Reserve. This extra money is available if you choose a specific Army job, complete special training, take on extra responsibilities or have served in the military before. This extra money changes in amount frequently. You can find out more information about the different kinds and amounts of bonuses offered by the U.S. Army Reserves in our Incentives section.
The Serviceman's Group Life Insurance, better known as SGLI, is group term life insurance currently available to all members of the U.S. Army. SGLI is a group life insurance policy purchased by the VA from a commercial life insurance company, and is partially subsidized by the federal government.
SOC - Servicemenbers' Opportunity Colleges
Medical / Dental Benefits
Job Training Opportunities
Location of duty
Vacation & Leave
Social & Recreational Programs