Median pay for Diversity Managers in the United States is around $76K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Diversity Managers making up 78 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,800 - $119,517
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$48K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,823
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$14.70 - $64.11
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$15
$37
$64
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,800 - $119,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$48,172 - $122,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$40.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
   
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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$48,172 - $122,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Popular Skills for Diversity Manager


Diversity Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Program Management, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 62 percent, 33 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Those listing Program Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Diversity Manager

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $67K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $78K on average. On average, Diversity Managers make $92K 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 $86K on average.

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 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Diversity Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 62%

Program Management
up arrow 33%

Recruiting
up arrow 27%

Organizational Development
up arrow 9%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Program Development
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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