Diversity Manager Salary

Average Diversity Managers in the United States make around $76K per year. Total cash compensation to Diversity Managers bottoms out near $50K and approaches $125K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Most Diversity Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$50,044 - $119,387
MEDIAN: $75,996

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$50,044 - $119,387  
$0.00 - $15,468  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,391  
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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).
$50,359 - $124,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Diversity Managers who took the survey. Training Program Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Project Management also know Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $86K. On average, Diversity Managers make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $83K on average.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.


77 %
23 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 2%