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What Military Contract Jobs are available and how much do they pay?

By Susan - Saturday 2 Aug 2:26 pm

The Department of Defense is the United States’ largest supplier of employment. There are many military contract jobs available in varying departments, from civilian positions to full service positions.

Determining which arena would suit you is the first step to consider when researching military contract jobs for your particular preference. Here is a breakdown of the diverse sectors and divisions that military contract jobs are divided into today:

  1. US Army
  2. Marine Corps
  3. Navy
  4. Air Force
  5. Coast Guards

Within these branches are numerous modes of employ available that can provide a competitive salary for inspiring and self-satisfying work that has many benefits. By consulting this basic guide, you can determine what military contract jobs are available and an estimation of what your possible lows and highs in terms of remuneration would be for positions across the military.

Signing up for a military contract job could earn you between $18000.00 and $21000.00 of basic pay depending on your standing. More or less is given according to your qualifications and rankings and is referred to as special pay. Special pay for military contract jobs can also be allocated to people with advanced or unique skills. Not only are military positions well compensated for, but they come equipped with extensive advantages and rewards, such as housing benefits of between $6000.00 and $17000.00, clothing allowances of between $1300.00 and $1600.00, medical insurance of $3250.00 and dental insurance of $221.00.

*These figures are based on information sourced from the resource listed below.

There is an abundance of different military contract jobs available to suit everyone’s tastes and background, although a large degree of placements are according to the need within that domain. Full training is given in all departments to ensure that positions are fulfilled to their optimal potential. This is known as Advanced Individual Training and can take place in a number of different ways, for example: in a classroom situation, by eLearning, simulation, practical learning or through distance learning. Some of the extensive avenues in which military contract jobs are offered are:

  • Accounting Services
  • Business Administration
  • Avionics – Helicopter Pilots, Airplane Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, Flight Engineers, Technicians
  • Media – Graphic Designers, Desktop publishers, Audiovisual Specialists, Journalists
  • Combat Operations
  • Construction – Electricians, Plumbers, Building Specialists, Civil Engineers
  • Teaching
  • Social Work – Psychologists, Counsellors
  • Health Care and Medical Care – Nurses, Dentists, Doctors, Opticians, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Dieticians
  • Engineers
  • Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Security and Law Enforcement Officers
  • Fire Fighters
  • Lawyers and legal specialists
  • Chefs and Culinary Specialists
  • Transportation and Logistics – Couriers, Drivers

This summary is a small indication as to the world of opportunity available within military contract jobs. With such a diverse and complete range of careers to choose from, excellent salaries, comprehensive training and added benefits and allowances, it is not difficult to understand why such a large percentage of the employment across America is commanded by military contract jobs.

Posted in: Army Jobs, Job Search


208 Responses to “What Military Contract Jobs are available and how much do they pay?”

  1. Joe Luis on April 18th, 2013 2:52 am

    Hi, I am looking out for a Food Service Associate or Food Service Worker job with an U.S. military contractor in Afghanistan, Djibouti or any other military base. Can anyone help me please. Contact me via my email: Thanking you

  2. Alicia Rahiem on June 7th, 2013 10:43 am

    I have lived in the military environment almost all of my life. My father retired from the military, I joined the military and married military twice. I have a long standing employment as a victim advocate, trained mediator, Life Coach and School Truancy Interventionist. I would love to find a contract job that may relate to one of those fields of work.

  3. Eddie on November 26th, 2013 8:18 am

    B1B, f15, f16, A10 engine mechanic, CCTV and alarm installer, and pharma. Maintenance tech. Looking for contract work. Thank you.

  4. Judith on December 6th, 2013 2:18 pm

    I am an accountant, certified anti-money laundering professional. I am looking for contract work in any of the related fields. Can anyone assist.

  5. grant armstead on July 28th, 2014 2:45 pm

    I am a retired Army E-7 and retired recertified steward aboard
    sea going vessels. I have 20years experience in food service and would appreciate receiving information on employment in Djibouti, Africa

  6. eric oliver on October 26th, 2014 2:42 pm

    I am a veteran, looking for employment in japan. Please advise.

  7. Edward Amsberry on December 4th, 2014 10:08 am

    I have been driving a tractor trailer for many years. I would like to find out how to get a job with the military transporting their equipment. I understand the pay is rather enticing.

  8. Javorious Raggs on April 28th, 2015 6:47 am

    Hello I have no prior military experience but I do have my airframe and power plant licenses I was wondering if there is any openings.. also willing to travel

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