Diversity Manager Salary

Average Diversity Managers in the United States make around $76K per year. Total cash earnings of Diversity Managers range from $51K on the low end to $123K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. 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. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Diversity Managers making up 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,912 - $117,830
MEDIAN: $76,253

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$50,912 - $117,830  
$0.00 - $15,088  
Profit Sharing
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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).
$51,134 - $123,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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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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Survey results show that Diversity Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Training Program Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Project Management are typically practiced in Training Program Development, too.

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. Diversity Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $88K by contrast.

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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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Experience Affects Diversity Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Diversity Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.


78 %
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 3%