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Newly Published Info-Graphic Compares Civilian vs. Military Jobs

Newly Published Info-Graphic Compares Civilian vs. Military Jobs

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Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011

The new military vs. civilian salary info graphic compares the average salary of various occupations and discusses the monetary advantage and disadvantages of enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The info graphic compares 14 different positions with the average salary in the military coming up nearly $ 20,000 less then civilian positions. However, it’s hard to put a monetary value on many of the other benefits that come from having a military job.

The military offer many extremely valuable benefits including, healthcare, dental, educational programs and tuition reimbursement, inexpensive housing, gym memberships and many other perks.

The info graphic also shows that there can be salary advantages for those going into specific fields in the military. The average military computer technician makes nearly $ 40,000 more per year then a civilian computer technician.

There are also some jobs that would be a great monetary disadvantage to be a part of the military. The average civilian doctor makes approximately $ 156,000 per year. The average military doctor makes less than half the salary of the civilian doctor at only $ 58,000 per year.

Owner of, Eric Kandell, created the info graphic to help potential soldiers to know the monetary advantages and disadvantages of entering the military.

“The military offers a lot of unique opportunities for young men and women,” Kandell said. “Many times it’s a great decision to provide stability and even in some cases higher pay.”

As of 30 September 2010, there are 1,430,895 troops on active duty in the military. The number of active troops is projected to increase as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has proposed plans to increase the various military branches.

It’s hard to predict whether the increase in troops will push the average income higher or lower for military jobs. With more able men and women to perform jobs, the projection is that the average pay will slightly decrease, but there is no guarantee on a change in salary either way.

“It seems that enlisting in the military is becoming more popular because of the security and benefits it provides,” Kandell said. “The military always provides a stable option for those looking for work, particularly during a down economy.”

Those enlisting in the military on average can expect to be paid less then civilians. The average salaries of the 14 civilian occupations in the info graphic were $ 73,220.57 per year. The average salary of the 14 military occupations was $ 53,439.85 per year.

“The thing I love about the men and women of the military is that they are very passionate about what they do and the great service they provide this nation,” Kandell said. “It’s impossible to put a price tag on what these courageous men and women do for our country.”

The info graphic can be found at


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