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Working as a Gunner

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a gunner. For example, did you know that they make an average of $27.04 an hour? That's $56,240 a year!

What Does a Gunner Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a gunner, we found that a lot of resumes listed 14.1% of gunners included weapon systems, while 13.7% of resumes included combat, and 9.2% of resumes included military personnel. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the gunner job title. But what industry to start with? Most gunners actually find jobs in the government and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Gunner

If you're interested in becoming a gunner, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 23.7% of gunners have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 2.3% of gunners have master's degrees. Even though some gunners have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a gunner. When we researched the most common majors for a gunner, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on gunner resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a gunner. In fact, many gunner jobs require experience in a role such as team leader. Meanwhile, many gunners also have previous career experience in roles such as driver or customer service representative.

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Average Salary$56,240

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Gunner Career Paths

Top Careers Before Gunner

Driver
10.3 %

Top Careers After Gunner

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Average Salary for a Gunner

Gunners in America make an average salary of $56,240 per year or $27 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $117,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $27,000 per year.
Average Salary
$56,240

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Netgunner
Netgunner
Heliwild LLC
Heliwild LLC
07/07/2016
07/07/2016
$58,79107/07/2016
$58,791
NET Gunner
NET Gunner
Heliwild LLC
Heliwild LLC
09/02/2015
09/02/2015
$20,87009/02/2015
$20,870

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Gunner Demographics

Gender

male

89.4 %

female

6.3 %

unknown

4.3 %

Ethnicity

White

57.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

19.6 %

Black or African American

12.8 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

German

8.3 %

Korean

8.3 %
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Gunner Education

Majors

Business
14.4 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

40.5 %

Bachelors

23.7 %

Associate

19.7 %

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Top Skills For a Gunner

  • Combat, 18.2%
  • Vehicle Patrols, 12.2%
  • Weapon Systems, 10.7%
  • Military Personnel, 9.8%
  • Platoon, 6.0%
  • Other Skills, 43.1%
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Top Gunner Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Gunners Hired: 
165+
2. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$43,971
Gunners Hired: 
23+
3. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,973
Gunners Hired: 
7+
4. Trax International
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$52,364
Gunners Hired: 
2+
5. Washington National Insurance Company
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$48,856
Gunners Hired: 
1+
6. OFD Foods
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$46,571
Gunners Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020