Details about Average Scores for ASVAB

ASVAB Average Scores for Different Military Jobs

The ASVAB

If you have decided to join the military, then you should know that you will have to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test.  The scores you receive in this test are one of the factors that will be taken into account while determining whether you are eligible for enlistment or not. There are various types of military jobs that are available and the U.S Armed Forces are always on the lookout for new blood to join them. Those test-takers who wish to get a military job should aim to have a high ASVAB score and not the minimum score.

ASVAB Average Scores 

An average score is basically the average of the AFQT score, which is a percentile score and it can be any number ranging from 1-99. As such, the average scores of the ASVAB for the different military jobs can range between 42%-50% on the AFQT. On the other hand, there are many other scores that exist along with the AFQT score and if you have a certain job in mind, you need to make sure that you get the score that is required for the job. AFQT score is meant for determining whether you are eligible for enlistment or not; but to be eligible for the various types of jobs in the Military, you should refer to other scores as well.





There are various subtests that will determine the scores required for the various jobs in the U.S Armed Forces. These subtests are:

  • Electronics Information (EI)
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
  • Word Knowledge (WK)
  • General Science (GS)
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
  • Auto and Shop Information (AS)
  • Assembling Objects (AO)
  • Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
  • Total Paragraph Comprehension & Word Knowledge (VE)

When it comes to different positions in the U.S Armed Forces, you will find that the average scores required for them will be as follows:

A. NAVY

  • Aircrew Program- 194 (AR+2MK+GS=194)
  • Air Traffic Control man- 210 (VE+AR+MK+MC=210)
  • Aviation Electronics Technician (VE+AR+MK+MC=222)
  • Engineering Aid: 207 (AR+2MK+GS)
  • Fire Control man: 223 (AR+MK+EI+GS)
  • Missile Technician: 222 (VE+AR+MK+MC)
  • Operations Specialist: 210 (AR+2MK+GS)

B. ARMY

When it comes to average ASVAB scores of the Army, you need to know that the army lined scores (that are calculated from the scores of the individual subtests) are calculated as follows:

  • Clerical or CL: VE+AR+MK
  • Combat or CO: AR+CS*+AS+MC
  • Electronics or EL: GS+AR+MK+EI
  • Field Artillery or FA: AR+CS*+MK+MC
  • General Maintenance or GM: GS+AS+MK+EI
  • General Technical or GT: VE+AR
  • Mechanical Maintenance or MM: NO*+AS+MC+EI
  • Operators and Food or OF: VE+NO*+AS+MC
  • Surveillance and Communications or SC: VE+AR+AS+MC
  • Skilled Technical or ST: GS+VE+MK+MC

*CS is Coding Speed & NO is Numerical Operations

The ASVAB average scores for some of the jobs in the ARMY are:

  • Diver: 100 (GM)
  • Indirect Fire Infantryman: 90 (CO)
  • Combat Engineer: 90 (CO)
  • Cannon Crewmember: 95 (FA)
  • Fire Support Specialist: 100 (FA)
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant: 110 (GT)
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant: 110 (GT)
  • Special Forces Weapons Sergeant: 110 (GT)
  • AVENGER System Repairer: 100 (EL)
  • Surveillance Radar Repairer: 105 (EL)
  • Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer: 105 (EL)

C. AIR FORCE

Given below are the average scores for Air Force that are required for the various jobs:

  • In-Flight Refueling: 55 (VE + AR)
  • Aerospace Control & Warning Systems: 55 (VE + AR)
  • Intelligence Applications: 57 (VE + AR)
  • Survival Evasion, Resist & Escape: 55 (VE + AR)
  • Public Affairs: 72 (VE + AR)
  • Engineering: 49 (VE + AR)
  • Maintenance Scheduling: 44 (VE + AR)
  • Cyber Security: 64 (VE + AR)
  • Health Services Management: 44 (VE + AR)

Keep in Mind...

It is important to get a high score in this test because the higher you score greater will be your chances to get the job that you have been hoping to obtain. The most important thing you need to be aware of is that you should study before the test because until and unless you do so, you will not be able to achieve your aim of joining the U.S Armed Forces.