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Average Salary for Army National Guard Employees

Employees at Army National Guard make $62K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Army National Guard employees is your job title, though how long you've been working and where you live play a role as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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)
$43,816 - $109,583  
[-]Human Resources (HR) Manager (3)
Salary$45,433 - $105,698  
Total Pay$43,816 - $109,583  
[+]Soldier (3)
$23,616 - $109,785  
[+]Soldier (3)
Salary$32,894 - $92,723  
Total Pay$23,616 - $109,785  
[+]Recruiter (2)
$39,028 - $105,213  
[+]Recruiter (2)
Salary$40,756 - $98,389  
Total Pay$39,028 - $105,213  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Soldiers earn the highest median pay at $102K, followed by Human Resources Managers (around $80K) and Recruiters (about $68K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $51K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the $65K mark. Overall, the greater share of Army National Guard folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $66K per year.


Median pay is highest in Lansing ($71K annually), followed by Arlington ($68K), Alexandria (about $50K), and Columbia (around $48K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $44K) is Washington, DC. Army National Guard workers in Minnesota earn the most — approximately $95K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

FAA Pilot Licensees are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $79K. Earning a Cisco Certified Network Associate certification garners significant financial rewards of $72K annually. Army National Guard compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $61K 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 around $85K. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.


Home to more men than women (Army National Guard's employee population is more than 3 to 1 male-to-female), most workers here are men.

Benefits and Perks

36 percent receive paid vacation, and only 42 percent get sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours, life insurance, and gym membership.

Key Stats

13 %
88 %
$43,138 - $56,972
$46,602 - $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 18 votes.

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