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Average Salary for Army National Guard Employees

Army National Guard pays its employees $62K annually on average. Your job title influences pay for Army National Guard workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Army National Guard typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Army National Guard
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Human Resources (HR) Manager (3)
$41,962 - $109,508  
[-]Human Resources (HR) Manager (3)
Salary$45,602 - $104,228  
Total Pay$41,962 - $109,508  
[+]Recruiter (2)
$39,931 - $109,293  
[+]Recruiter (2)
Salary$39,506 - $95,797  
Total Pay$39,931 - $109,293  
[+]Soldier (2)
$25,810 - $94,445  
[+]Soldier (2)
Salary$27,408 - $86,013  
Total Pay$25,810 - $94,445  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Typically, Soldiers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $102K; Human Resources Managers and Recruiters also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $80K and approximately $68K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $65K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $51K. The largest fraction of Army National Guard people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $66K per year.


Median pay is highest in Lansing (around $71K annually), followed by Arlington ($68K), Alexandria ($50K), and Columbia (about $48K). High paychecks are not found in Washington, DC; in fact, at $44K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Army National Guard workers in Minnesota earn the most — approximately $95K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a FAA Pilot Licensee certainly has its perks — salaries approach $79K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Salaries typically rise to around $72K annually for accredited Cisco Certified Network Associates. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Army National Guard awards approximately $61K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $85K. One of the more prevalent skills at Army National Guard is Microsoft Office, with close to a seventh considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Recruiting, Microsoft Word, and Data Analysis.


Men are more likely to work at Army National Guard than women, given the more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 38 percent. With an eye toward the future, Army National Guard offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Army National Guard, most workers have health insurance, and a fair portion of workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, life insurance, and gym membership.

Key Stats

13 %
88 %
$43,138 - $56,972
$45,639 - $79,665
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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