Skip to main content
2 answers
2
Asked 387 views

Is these industry good paying in the armed forces ?

I really want to enlist the #military but would it be the same paying range or would i get more if i am a welder?

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

2

2 answers


3
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Lance’s Answer

I enlisted in the Army over 3 decades ago - even though many of the things have changed, some have remained constant. One of those things that haven't changed is the pay; the pay in the military is NOT comparable to the paycheck that you'd receive as a civilian. With that said, don't join the military if it is the pay that is driving you.

There are many benefits to joining the military such as:

  • the satisfaction and honor of serving your country; the opportunity to help others
  • gaining skills and confidence to handle many situations that your civilian counterparts will never experience
  • money for college; tuition assistance if you take classes while you're in and the GI Bill for when you get out
  • the opportunity to advance based on your skill and your own motivation to succeed; there aren't any handouts or entitlements
  • great leadership and genuine brotherhood (and sisterhood)
  • valuable skills training and unique training opportunities such as parachuting, diving, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
  • the opportunity to travel and live in different places, many of them overseas
  • the ability to have a career - do the things to get promoted, excel at the right positions and enjoy a career in the military

These are just a few of the benefits of becoming part of our Armed Forces. The pay does not start out very good as an enlisted person, but as you advance in rank, the pay gets better, but the real opportunity to make money is once you exit the service. If you've prepared well during your time in the military and have a transferable job skill, you will, more than likely, get paid more once you exit the service.

Lance recommends the following next steps:

Talk to a recruiter. Ask questions about types of jobs and what the typical workday is like.
Talk to someone that has recently gotten out of the military. Remember that each branch is a little different; when you talk to members from the different branches, you'll start to see some differences that might make you like one branch more than the other.
Look at the pay scale - it is published for all to see by the Department of Defense, just search DoD Pay Scale and it will bring up the pay ranges.
Look at the National Guard for your state and also take a look at the Reserves.
Look at JROTC programs at your school; these can give you a little insight on what to expect.
3
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Wykina’s Answer

I served our country for 15 years in the Army. The pay is not the top of the line but there is a lot of benefits that come with the job that makes it better. Then your pay can increase with promotions and different duties come with more pay. If you go in with JROTC that can promote you faster or college credits. If you have a degree then you can go in as an officer.

Wykina recommends the following next steps:

www,goarmy.com
0