Combat Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Combat Engineer make in the United States? The average Combat Engineer salary in the United States is $42,999 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $37,151 and $49,481. Salary ranges 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
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