Some veterans will find it hard to replicate their desired life once they leave the military because of the perks and allowances they get. This is particularly true for one-term service members who will begin their civilian careers from the bottom. That isn’t to say that there aren’t ways for veterans to make decent money as civilians, even if they have to work their way up again. Excellent salaries are available for individuals who are willing to invest in training or education. Some of the high-paying jobs they can do include becoming air traffic controllers, civilian engineers, and high school teachers.