Operator, theres another company paying more then KBR, its called Global Support Servicecs based in OH I think, I was offered over 70K for 12 in Afghanistan by KBR but over 80K by GSS. Thats next years contract so look around for GSS and look at Careerbuilder.com as well as mepatwork.com as thats where both companies saw my resume when they called me. Shop arouind though, they need a 7 year background check and lots of paperwork, KBR PQ you in TX and GSS in OH I think. From those I know there and have heard from and of, its not near as bad as news reports make it though there are dangers everywhere.
I think Iraq contracts pay more due to higher danger ratings but I am noy completely certain. Hope you enjoy the South and the East.