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Recruiting Managers

Business Management & Administration

Service Branches

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Work Environment

Recruiting managers usually work in offices.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $36,370 - $283,756


Recruiting managers perform and coordinate functions involved in the selection of new recruits in the Military. They are responsible for receiving, orienting, interviewing, and processing applicants for enlistment in the Armed Forces. They liaise with educators and other officials promoting the image of the Military and supporting military personnel procurement.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Recruiting managers may have an education background in human resources. Job training for recruiting managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities military structure and etiquette traditions and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Evaluating prospects
  • Processing recruits
  • Marketing
  • Public speaking
  • Social networking

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to speak effectively to large and small groups of people
  • Interest in working closely with people

Related Civilian Careers

  • Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Human Resources Specialists