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  • BCT pay questions

    Here's my situation.

    Looking into joining the guard (officer route). I am wondering what my pay will be during basic, so I can make sure the wife has enough income to pay bills til I get back to my civilian job.

    If I go officer, I'll get paid E6 pay during BCT (right?)
    Will I get any other benefits like BAH or BAS or whatever all the other options are?

    Thanks

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    Re: BCT pay questions

    I am 09S, an officer candidate, BUT I will not make E-6 pay until OCS. I will only make E-3 pay as an PFC through basic (that's what I am now). They won't pay me as an 'officer candidate' until I actually begin OCS.

    With dependants you should also receive BAH and seperation pay.

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    • #3
      Re: BCT pay questions

      Can anyone else agree with that response? I just want to make sure because my budget is pretty tight so if I don't get E6 pay during BCT, I will be stretched pretty thin. I just want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row ya know...

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        Re: BCT pay questions

        Originally posted by Chris36 View Post
        I am 09S, an officer candidate, BUT I will not make E-6 pay until OCS. I will only make E-3 pay as an PFC through basic (that's what I am now). They won't pay me as an 'officer candidate' until I actually begin OCS.

        With dependants you should also receive BAH and seperation pay.
        I second this motion. But most candidates enter BCT as an E4 since they have already earned their bachelors degree. So you will earn approximately $400.00 less in monthly base pay for a little over two months ($800+) until you enter OCS.
        Last edited by Chief Kemosabe; July 7th, 2011, 04:15 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: BCT pay questions

          Small note, BAH is the same for E1-E4. For E5 and up, it increases.
          Last edited by SteveLord; July 7th, 2011, 05:03 PM.

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