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What Army Jobs are available and how much do they pay?

By Brad - Thursday 5 Jun 6:24 pm

MOS’s or Military Occupation Specialties is the term the US Army gives to enlisted army jobs. The MOS’s that have similar functions are grouped together into different ’Fields’.

The various ‘Fields’ that categorize these MOS’s are as follows:

Public Affairs
Special Equipment
Religious Services
Vehicle Maintenance
Chemical Warfare
Recruiting and Retention
Explosives and Ammunition
Supply and Logistics
Electronic Maintenance
Counter/Human Intelligence
Communication Intelligence
Armament Maintenance
Field Infantry
Air Defense
Special Forces
Engineering (Construction)
Signals (Communication)
Legal Services
Law Enforcement
Electronic Warfare
Psychological Operations
Civil Affairs

To find army jobs that are available to enlisted personnel in any one of these Fields, simply Google US Army Jobs and then click on one of the above fields from the list.

For example, in the Finance field at present there is one MOS or army job listed:

Finance Specialist –

Major Duties – performs or supervises duties pertaining to disbursing, travel, military pay, foreign notional pay, internal control and civilian pay. Duties for MOS Finance Specialist at each level of skill are: and then it goes on to describe what those are according to the applicants level of skill, with Skill Level 4 being higher or more qualified than Skill Level 1.

Qualifications – This includes the qualifications an applicant must possess for this MOS or army job – physical, tactical and educational – with training/school information included.

Click on another Field such as Aviation and eighteen MOS’s or army jobs are listed. Click on each one to get all the information you need for description and qualifications.

A new recruit makes basic pay of approximately $1300./month. However, there are many factors that play into the pay scale including number years of service, rank, and education. For example, a new recruit may enter the army as an Officer if he has university or college education, therefore his rate of pay would be higher. The pay rate figures all include the value of free housing, food and income-tax advantages. Every year the government gives military personnel a pay raise. The disparity between army jobs and civilian jobs used to be large, peaking at 13.5% in 1999. But a bill was passed some years ago guaranteeing a minimum 3% raise across the board annually. Every year it’s voted upon and in 2008, the military received a raise of 3.5%, lowering the gap between army jobs and similar civilian jobs to 3.4%.

Good news for anyone wishing to pursue a job in the army!

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