Average Salary for Army National Guard Employees

The median salary at Army National Guard is $55K annually. Though how long you've been working and what you do at the company do impact pay, your city is the primary influence on employee salary at Army National Guard. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K per year) can be spotted in Columbia, S.C.; Arlington, Va. ($75K), Lansing, Mich. (approximately $71K), and Montgomery, Ala. ($29K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at about $75K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $51K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Army National Guard for between five and 10 years earn $57K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Army National Guard employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $60K per year on average.


Administrative Officers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $79K annually; Soldiers, Recruiters, and Human Resources Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $78K, $65K, and approximately $55K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

FAA Pilot Licensees have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $79K per year. Earning a Comptia A+ Service Technician certification garners significant financial rewards of $71K annually on average. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at Army National Guard come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $90K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Operations Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $84K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; about one in four consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Recruiting.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two-fifths of employees. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Army National Guard are life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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$39,950 - $54,752
$39,909 - $73,756
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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