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Quiz: Army Job or Civilian Job?
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If you're thinking of joining the Army, you should do research first, including how your job in the Army could compare to a job in the civilian world. Take our Army Job or Civilian Job quiz to see if you're up to speed on this career comparison.

True or False: A college degree is not required for any Army job.

  • True
  • False

How much is the average salary for a high school graduate entering the Army as an E1 (private)?

  • $10,000 to $15,000
  • $16,000 to $20,000
  • $21,000 to $25,000
  • $26,000 to $30,000

What is the oldest age you can be to join the Army?

  • 35
  • 17
  • 45
  • No age limit

True or False: The Army will pay for your education and even help you interview for civilian jobs.

  • True
  • False

What is the highest education requirement to join the Army?

  • no requirements
  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • college degree

True or False: A college degree will not increase your pay in the Army like it does in the private sector.

  • True
  • False

True or False: Wage growth over time for a male high school graduate is more substantial in the private sector than in the military.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following is NOT an Army job?

  • photographer
  • nurse
  • graphic designer
  • none of the above

Which of the following are benefits an Army job offers that are seldom offered in civilian jobs?

  • housing stipend
  • food allowance
  • healthcare
  • none of the above

True or False: Base salary for an Army job is the same as the base salary for any branch of the military.

  • True
  • False

Although an Army job's base salary for a military police sergeant is less than the salary of a civilian police patrol office, with the healthcare, stipends and other benefits soldiers receive, how much more is the military police sergeant's total compensation package than the civilian police officer's?

  • $750
  • $7,500
  • $17,500

The Army claims officers can make how much more annually than civilian college graduates?

  • $20,000
  • $10,000
  • $2,000

The Army provides free healthcare to its employees. How much, on average, does a civilian pay each year for a healthcare plan for a family of four?

  • $13,000
  • $17,000
  • $300
  • $1,000

What is the average tax advantage to someone enlisted in the Army?

  • 1 to 2 percent
  • 7 to 9 percent
  • 20 percent
  • no advantage

True or False: The Army stipend for housing covers exactly what your lease or mortgage payment totals.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following situations would grant someone enlisted in the Army a special pay addition to salary?

  • parachuting instructor
  • fuel specialist
  • combat controller
  • all of the above

Someone in the Army is guaranteed a bonus for which of the following?

  • having a baby
  • completing officer candidate school
  • going to college
  • none of the above

If you're asked to live in an area designated as a "hardship area," what bonus can you expect in your pay?

  • $50
  • $100
  • $150
  • any of the above

True or False: The Army will increase your salary if you get married or have a child.

  • True
  • False

What special knowledge will earn you up to a $1,000 a month bonus in the Army?

  • proficiency in a second language
  • diving skills
  • certified pilot
  • none of the above