Diversity Manager Salary

Diversity Managers in the United States pull down an average of $76K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Diversity Managers spread between $51K and $123K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Diversity Managers is high. Female Diversity Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,083 - $117,925
MEDIAN: $76,279

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$51,083 - $117,925  
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$51,203 - $123,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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Job Description for Diversity Manager

A diversity manager is often part of a human resources department. The diversity manager makes sure that individual differences are respected in the workplace, whether these be race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation. The diversity manager will often be in charge of creating and carrying out a diversity talent acquisition strategy, whether it be for entry-level positions or upper management. This may include carrying out an affirmative action plan.


Diversity Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate the diversity of an organization and provide reports to management.
  • Develop, monitor, and enforce diversity policies of an organization.
  • Educate employees about diversity issues and how to build an integrated workplace.
  • Establish programs and relationships which encourage greater diversity in hiring.

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Diversity Managers usually report a few specific skills. Training Program Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Project Management tend to be skilled in Training Program Development as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Diversity Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

The average beginner in this position makes around $70K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $86K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Diversity Managers make a median salary of $92K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $88K by contrast.

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What is it like working as a Diversity Manager?

Diversity Manager in Fargo:
"Diversity Work Is Largely Misunderstood."
Pros: Connecting with individuals on everyday issues, which impact our professional and working lives as it relates to issues of diversity and inclusion.
Cons: Diversity work is largely misunderstood with most organization working under the premise of compliance and not organizational progress. This work done from a compliance standpoint and typically becomes a numbers game to meet the status quo.

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Experience Affects Diversity Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Diversity Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.


78 %
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 3%