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Job of the Year
The most popular job of 2017 has been Army Intelligence (AIF), the top-ranked Army job in the U.S. Military’s annual salary survey.
The Army ranks 10th for total annual pay, according to the latest data.
The survey also provides an estimate of the average yearly salary of the top 10% of jobholders in the service.
The Army has a huge job class: its most important, the top, or top-earning, jobs.
These jobs pay a lot more than Army intelligence and it’s a good bet they’re in demand.
But they are not the most important jobs in the Army.
Army Special Operations Command (ASOC), a major U.K.-based military special operations command, ranked fifth in terms of job security, with $52.4 million in annual pay for rank-and-file enlisted personnel.
The second-most valuable job in terms, at $51.6 million, is a full-time, three-year, two-year Army lieutenant colonel job in which the pay is less than $15,000 a year.
The jobclass website also lists the top six most-expensive jobs in terms to make more than $100,000, with Army intelligence at $90.4 and Army Special Forces at $82.5 million.
These are not all the top ten most-valued jobs in 2017.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said in January that the Army needs to increase its military budget and that its top-paid jobs were not in demand.
As the Army moves to pay its personnel more, Odiernow says that more than 1,000 new jobs will be created.