Average Salary for Army National Guard Employees

An average Army National Guard employee can expect to make $58K annually. At Army National Guard, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest average salaries go to Soldiers, who bring in close to around $78K per year, though Human Resources Managers are not far behind at approximately $68K along with Recruiters ($52K) and Human Resources Assistants (about $49K).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K annually) can be spotted in Columbia, S.C.; Lansing, Mich. ($71K), Arlington, Va. ($68K), and Alexandria, La. (around $50K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at $81K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $55K annually. Average pay is about $61K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $58K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

FAA Pilot Licensees earn around $79K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Cisco Certified Network Associates with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $72K annually. Army National Guard provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $61K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $85K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Army National Guard is Microsoft Office; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Human Resources Information System as well.


Army National Guard's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one-half of respondents. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Army National Guard, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Army National Guard


15 %
85 %
$36,625 - $54,000
$43,482 - $74,924
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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