Diversity Manager Salary

Diversity Managers in the United States take home an average $77K annually. Overall cash earnings for Diversity Managers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $125K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Diversity Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Diversity Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,027 - $120,282
(Median)
$50K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,654
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$14.19 - $63.02
(Median)
$14
$39
$63
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,027 - $120,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,414  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
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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$50,208 - $124,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$47.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,414  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
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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$50,208 - $124,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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

  • 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. Most notably, facility with Program Management and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Project Management and Training Program Development are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Diversity Manager

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $83K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Diversity Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

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

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Diversity Manager Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 31%


Project Management
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National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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