Diversity Manager Salary

Pay for Diversity Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $75K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (80 percent) of Diversity Managers who took the survey are female. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,587 - $120,142
$48K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,213
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50%
90%

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$20.19 - $43.24
$31
MEDIAN: $30.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,587 - $120,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,583  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$47,889 - $123,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.88  
   
Overtime
$38.63  
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 - $16,583  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$47,889 - $123,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Program Management, and Program Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 34 percent, and 29 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Diversity Manager

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $66K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $78K on average. On average, Diversity Managers make $93K following 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,882

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Diversity Managers, 32 percent above the national average. Diversity Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Cincinnati is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Workers in Atlanta and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Diversity Manager

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Diversity Manager Salaries

▲22%

Late-Career
▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$76,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Diversity Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲41%

Program Management
▲34%

Program Development
▲29%

Recruiting
▲28%

Strategy Development
▲20%

Organizational Development
▲10%



National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
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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