As of 2015, the entry-level pay for an E1 recruit in basic training in the Army National Guard is $16,401, according to salary.com. The factors that affect an increase in pay include level of education, location and years of experience. Recruits are either enlisted soldiers or commissioned officers.
An entry-level position in the Army National Guard is known as a E1 for enlisted soldiers and O1 for commissioned officers. These positions require a high school diploma or equivalent. In order to move up in rank and receive an increase in pay, the recruit must successfully complete boot camp. An entry-level position in the National Guard requires attention to details and the ability to follow instructions or established guidelines.