Diversity Managers in the United States can expect wages of $76K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most Diversity Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Diversity Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,873 - $119,918
$48K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,594
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$20.19 - $43.24
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MEDIAN: $30.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,873 - $119,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,487  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$48,131 - $122,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.88  
   
Overtime
$38.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,487  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$48,131 - $122,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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.

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Diversity Manager Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Diversity Manager


Survey results suggest that Diversity Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Program Management, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 63 percent, 34 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Those listing Program Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Diversity Manager

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. Diversity Managers see a median salary of $94K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $86K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Diversity Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Diversity Manager?

Diversity Manager in Rochester:
"Flexibility Is Key."
Diversity work is very challenging but it is very rewarding. A diversity manager has to be comfortable working with nuances and building bridges where there may not have been one before. It takes a special skill to be able to connect with individuals across the board to help raise the level of the organization. The work is not easy but you can come away from the work having made a difference.

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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Key Stats for Diversity Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Diversity Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Diversity Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 63%

Program Management
up arrow 34%

Recruiting
up arrow 27%

Organizational Development
up arrow 9%



National Average
$76,000

Program Development
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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