Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

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Military:

Millions of paychecks are issued and large amounts of materials are purchased by the services each year. To account for military spending, exact financial records must be kept of these transactions. Finance and accounting specialists organize and keep track of financial records. They also compute payrolls and other allowances, audit accounting records, and prepare payments for military personnel.

Job Titles

  • Accounting Specialist
  • Acquisition Specialist
  • Acquisition, Logistics & Technology (AL&T) Contracting NCO
  • Advanced Contingency Contract Specialist
  • Basic Financial Management Marine

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Military:
$79,615

*Average calculated based on median level of pay

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