Compare US Air Force vs U.S. Army Reserve BETA

See how U.S. Army Reserve vs. US Air Force compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 13361 reviews)
4.1
(based on 649 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.2
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
4.3
Work-life balance
3.2
3.7
Senior Management
3.3
3.6
Culture & Values
4.0
4.3
CEO Approval
US Air Force Ceo Gen. David L. Goldfein
94%Gen. David L. Goldfein
U.S. Army Reserve Ceo Jeffrey W. Talley
86%Jeffrey W. Talley
% Recommend to a friend
85%
80%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
52%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
O3 - Air Force - Captain215 Salaries
$87,328/yr
Program Manager135 Salaries
$92,661/yr
Avionics Technician105 Salaries
$45,598/yr
US Army Officer2 Salaries
$8,324/mo
Program Manager3 Salaries
$104,973/yr
Mechanic1 Salaries
$2,772/mo

What Employees Say

Pros
"Great benefits"(in 1197 reviews)
"Job security"(in 694 reviews)
"Soldiers"(in 40 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 38 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 1207 reviews)
"Military"(in 997 reviews)
"Deployments"(in 44 reviews)
"Military"(in 35 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Services Craftsman

I worked at US Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great opportunity to learn and excel. Opportunity to travel and see the world.

Cons

High deployment rate, not desirable for a family.

Current Employee - Prior Enlisted Captain

I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Teamwork focused Professional work environment My personal and favorite element of military service is putting our Nation before petty politics. If you want to work for an organization that is... results-oriented, the Army is the place for you. You can see the effects your hard work has in real-time and you get to learn from the most experienced leaders in the military.

Cons

A lot is expected from TPU soldiers, and, without more time than a single weekend, duty becomes sometimes PowerPoint fluffing.

Advice to Management

Less PowerPoint, more field training.

Job Postings