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What are the highest paying jobs in defense?
The U.S. defense industry is a world leader, with five U.S. companies in the top 10 of global contractors* in terms of sales: General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Because the industry requires millions of components, subsystems and small parts, it is fed by thousands of suppliers, so although the defense industry is smaller than it once was, it remains huge and open to thousands of skilled workers. Careers include biodefense analysts, intelligence program analysts, cyber defense engineers and more.
*sipri: Global arms industry: US companies dominate the Top 100; Russian arms industry moves to second place, 2019.
Highest paying jobs in defense include: Software Engineer, Systems Engineer and Senior Software Engineer.
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