One of the most different type of jobs is enlisting in the United States Military. Many of the job skills that a person receives while training in the military can set up a person for the rest of their life in providing training and assistance in dealing with their employment civilian future. The Military provides specialized training and many of the jobs that require special risk, or have certain job requirements provide compensation such as special pay and benefits. These special duty types of pay and benefits are available for any person who is serving in a pay or special duty category.
There are a few different types of special pay; here are a few examples of them;
Language Skill Pay- If you are fluent in another language, and join the military you can be eligible for lucrative pay and benefits over what you would normally receive. Some types of languages, such as Arabic or Farsi are especially in demand with the current world condition. You will go through a program that works to identify and evaluate your skills; there is a possibility that you can be pressed into service right away if you are truly fluent. Being a foreign language translator can result in further language training that can give you both the advantages and training to transition to high profile or high paying jobs in the Civilian field.
Combat Pay- Working in the military often makes a person eligible to gain Combat Duty pay. If you are serving in Afghanistan, Iraqi, or one of a number of other individual sites that are classified as a war zone by the DoD then you could qualify for Combat Pay. It can be several hundred dollars a month and helps compensate a Servicemember for their overseas service.
Flight Duty- One of the little known facts is that flight duty pay is that you don’t have to necessarily be a pilot or crewmember to receive flight duty pay. You can serve on flight operations, or on the flight line, and this will also make a Servicemember. Members of the ground aviation team, aircraft crew, flight line, and other aviation personnel all make them qualified for special flight pay. This type of pay is available for any aviation crewmembers, and flight pay can be up to $800 dollars a month in some situations. Servicemembers on shore and aboard carriers and other flight vessel operations are eligible.
Special Duty Pay- Some military positions, because of their mere classification can involve a pay benefit. Job specialities such as Nuclear Reactor Specialist are automatically eligible for additional pay benefits.