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Diversity Manager Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for Diversity Managers in the United States typically comes in around $74K annually. In the world of Diversity Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $50K and $120K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $16K and $10K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all workers, and most earn vision coverage. Men working as Diversity Managers are solidly outnumbered, with women representing 75 percent of workers. Most Diversity Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,594 - $114,705
MEDIAN: $74,198
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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.
$50,594 - $114,705  
$96.96 - $15,591  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $10,213  
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).
$50,423 - $120,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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Job Description for Diversity Manager

  • 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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Professional skills reported by Diversity Managers are few in number. Training Program Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 9 percent respectively. Aptitude in Project Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Diversity Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $70K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $83K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Diversity Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Diversity Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent).

Diversity Manager Reviews

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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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%