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US Marine Corps Reserve Pay Chart

The US Marine Corps Reserves is the reserve force of the US Marine Corps.

Reservists are called upon during times of national emergency, a need for humanitarian relief, or to support major combat operations.

It was founded on August 29, 1916, and as of 2020, retains a force of 35,501 personnel.

Like other branches of the US Military, the par for reservists is based on 4 drills (i.e. a drill weekend), as well as rank and time in service.

See the USMC pay charts for both enlisted and officers below.

Marine Corps Reserve Pay Chart For 2021 – Enlisted

marine enlisted reserves pay
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Under 6 Years

Pay GradeLess than 2 YearsOver 2 YearsOver 3 YearsOver 4 YearsOver 6 Years
E-1 (less than 4 months)$220N/AN/AN/AN/A
E-1$238$238$238$238$238
E-2$267$267$267$267$267
E-3$281$298$316$316$316
E-4$311$327$344$362$377
E-5$339$362$379$397$425
E-6$370$407$425$443$461
E-7$428$467$485$508$527

Years 8 – 16

Pay GradeOver 8 YearsOver 10 YearsOver 12 YearsOver 14 YearsOver 16 Years
E-1$238$238$238$238$238
E-2$267$267$267$267$267
E-3$316$316$316$316$316
E-4$377$377$377$377$377
E-5$454$478$481$481$481
E-6$502$518$549$558$565
E-7$559$577$608$635$653
E-8$615$642$659$679$701
E-9N/A$752$769$790$815

Years 18 – 26

Pay GradeOver 18 YearsOver 20 YearsOver 22 YearsOver 24 YearsOver 26 Years
E-1$238$238$238$238$238
E-2$267$267$267$267$267
E-3$316$316$316$316$316
E-4$377$377$377$377$377
E-5$481$481$481$481$481
E-6$573$573$573$573$573
E-7$672$679$704$718$769
E-8$741$761$795$814$860
E-9$841$882$916$952$1008

30+ Years

Pay GradeOver 30 YearsOver 34 YearsOver 38 YearsOver 40 Years
E-8$878$878$878$878
E-9$1,058$1,111$1,167$1,167

Marine Corps Reserve Pay For 2021 Chart – Officer

marine officer reserves pay
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Under 6 Years

Pay GradeLess than 2 YearsOver 2 YearsOver 3 YearsOver 4 YearsOver 6 Years
O-1$451$470$568$568$568
O-2$520$592$682$705$720
O-3$602$682$736$803$842
O-4$685$793$845$857$906
O-5$794$894$956$967$1,006
O-6$952$1,046$1,114$1,114$1,119
O-7$1,255$1,314$1,341$1,362$1,401

Years 8 – 16

Pay GradeOver 8 YearsOver 10 YearsOver 12 YearsOver 14 YearsOver 16 Years
O-1$568$568$568$568$568
O-2$720$720$720$720$720
O-3$884$911$956$979$979
O-4$959$1,025$1,076$1,111$1,131
O-5$1,029$1,080$1,117$1,165$1,239
O-6$1,167$1,173$1,173$1,240$1,357
O-7$1,439$1,484$1,528$1,572$1,712

Years 18 – 26

Pay GradeOver 18 YearsOver 20 YearsOver 22 YearsOver 24 YearsOver 26 Years
O-1$568$568$568$568$568
O-2$720$720$720$720$720
O-3$979$979$979$979$979
O-4$1,143$1,143$1,143$1,143$1,143
O-5$1,274$1,309$1,348$1,348$1,348
O-6$1,427$1,496$1,535$1,575$1,652
O-7$1,829$1,829$1,829$1,829$1,829

30+ Years

Pay GradeOver 30 YearsOver 32 YearsOver 34 YearsOver 36 Years
O-6$1,685$1,685$1,685$1,685
O-7$1,875$1,875$1,875$1,875

Marine Corps Reserve Pay For 2021 Chart – Warrant Officers

marine warrant officer reserves pay
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Under 6 Years

Pay GradeUnder 2 YearsOver 2 YearsOver 3 YearsOver 4 YearsOver 6 Years
W-1$441$489$502$529$560
W-2$503$550$565$575$608
W-3$568$592$616$624$649
W-4$622$669$688$707$740

Years 8 – 16

Pay GradeOver 8 YearsOver 10 YearsOver 12 YearsOver 14 YearsOver 16 Years
W-1$607$629$660$690$714
W-2$658$683$708$738$762
W-3$700$752$776$805$834
W-4$772$805$854$897$938

Years 18 – 26

Pay GradeOver 18 YearsOver 20 YearsOver 22 YearsOver 24 YearsOver 26 Years
W-1$736$763$763$763$763
W-2$783$809$826$839$839
W-3$886$922$943$966$997
W-4$971$1,004$1,052$1,091$1,136
W-5N/A$1,106$1,162$1,204$1,250

30+ Years

Pay GradeOver 30 YearsOver 34 YearsOver 38 YearsOver 40 Years
W-4$1,159$1,159$1,159$1,159
W-5$1,313$1,378$1,448$1,448

Conclusion 

As you can see, the pay for reserve forces in the US military isn’t very high. With that said, the time commitment required is also not very long.

You’re certainly not going to get rich being a reservist in the Marine Corps, but you’ll definitely gain a sense of purpose.

On top of that, you’ll be serving our country, and that alone doesn’t have a price tag.

Check out our links below to see the pay for reserves in other branches, as well as info on the military reserves in general.

See Also

Army Ranks and Pay

Navy Reserves Pay

Navy Ranks and Basic Pay

Military Reserves: Details On All 5 Branches Of The Reserves

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