How much does a Combat Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Combat Engineer in the United States is $22 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $19 and $25. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Combat Engineer?

A Combat Engineer (also called field engineer, pioneer or sapper in many armies, except the U.S. Army) is a soldier who performs a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions. The Combat Engineer's goals involve facilitating movement and support of friendly forces while impeding those of the enemy. Combat engineers build fighting positions, fortifications, and roads. They conduct demolitions missions and clear minefields using specialized vehicles. Typical Combat Engineer missions include construction and breaching of trenches, tank traps and other fortifications; b...

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Job Openings for Combat Engineer - Dahlgren , VA
SYSTEMS ENGINEER - COMBAT SYSTEMS Responsibilities: * Analyze Track Management element and combat system requirements and provide engineering products, such as, requirement analyses, white papers ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 16 days ago
AMERICAN SYSTEMS - Virginia Beach , VA
Master's level degree and Ten (10) years of professional systems engineering experience with Combat Systems OR Bachelor's level degree and Fifteen (15) years of professional systems engineering ...
LinkedIn - 59 days ago
Morgan Business Consulting, LLC - Arlington , VA
We are currently seeking a Sr. Combat Systems Engineer to join our team based out of the Washington, DC area with potential sustained remote delivery dependent on COVID-19 circumstance. About the ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 89 days ago
... combat developers and program managers to improve warfighting capabilities for both the Army and Joint Force+ Expertise in Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), the Joint ...
JobCase - 54 days ago
Amentum - Fort Belvoir , VA
Engage the PM and combat developer representatives to gather evaluation strategies for review and approval.Coordinate with PM and business offices to initiate funding releases and monitor fund ...
JobCase - 58 days ago
Basic Commerce & Industries Inc - King George , VA
BCI has an opening for (1) full-time Systems (safety) Engineer in direct support of the Zumwalt (DDG 1000 Class) Combat System (ZCS) safety program and Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) System ... - 27 days ago
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