to become a Navy SEAL. I can blow all the test away. I have been training for years. What is the opinion that a reservest can be invited to become part of the SEALs?
What is the pay scale.
BTW: I am an old 36 year olr. however I can rune a sub 5 minute mile, do unlimited pushups/pullups and can swim. I also need to mention that i have an advanced Master of Science degree.
Why are you choosing the reserves? There may be Reserve SEAL units, but I'd expect somebody willing to give it 100% to go active duty. Nothing wrong with the Reserves (I'm National Guard), but I'd like to know your logic.
Also, consider your fall-back options. Most people fail out of Navy SEAL school - some aren't as tough as they think they are, but others just get unlucky. Get shin splints or twist your ankle and that may be it... Consider this possibility, since only a tiny percentage of the special forces option folks make it all the way through.
You may want to consider something like Army Special Force - fail out there and you can still stay Combat Arms. Not sure if that's the case in the Navy.
When I was deployed as an E4 (army - tanks), I was making about $3400/month. My pay was a LOT lower than that when I was stateside, without Combat Pay, Hardship Pay, and the state/federal tax exemptions. The biggest part of my pay was "Base and Housing Allowance," which covers lease or mortgage payments for soldiers living off-post. The base pay portion of my income was only $1700/month, or roughly half of everything I got.
I wasn't a Navy SEAL (obviously), so I don't really know how much they'd be getting per month. They could be getting Sea Pay, Dive Pay, Parachute Pay, Special Duty Assignment Pay, Foreign Language Proficiency Pay, Demolition Pay, and possibly others. They'd also be a higher rank (E5 and up). Pay would obviously be higher than what I got, but I don't know by how much. In any case, don't expect to get rich.
The biggest part of a Navy SEAL's financial incentives are probably going to be his reenlistment bonuses. In many cases, that may add up to far more than all the regular pay and allowances that a SEAL receives.
In any case, if you want specifics about Navy SEAL pay and benefits, I suggest you talk to a recruiter.