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Employment Manager Salary

Employment Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and close to one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $55K per year, but may range from $35K to $94K per year. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employment Managers. Female Employment Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,898 - $93,992
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$94K
MEDIAN: $55,091
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$9.66 - $48.11
(Median)
$9
$18
$48
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,898 - $93,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$34,903 - $94,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $48.11  
   
Overtime
$7.13 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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).
)
$34,903 - $94,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Employment Manager

An employment manager is a general use human resources (HR) manager who is tasked with offering general input into recruitment, screening, training, and general management of new and existing employees within a company. The employment manager's main goal is to ensure an efficient, enjoyable workplace and workforce that complies with all relevant regulatory requirements. Because the acquisition and training of new employees can be costly for an organization, the employment manager's second main goal is to keep employee turnover to a minimum.

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Employment Manager Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of recruitment staff.
  • Source, interview and present candidates whose values are inline with the organizations overall goals and needs to management.
  • Manage recruitment budget and organizational recruitment plans.
  • Develop and drive strategy for overall corporate recruitment initiatives.
  • Ensure services and policies are in compliance with company, professional standards and state and federal laws and regulations.

Common Career Paths for Employment Manager


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There are some Employment Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Human Resources Directors, where earnings are an average $78K annually. As Employment Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $58K per year. Another common career choice for Employment Managers is to move into a Human Resources Generalist role. Typically, Human Resources Generalists get paid $46K.

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Popular Skills for Employment Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Employment Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Employment Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Employment Managers make a median salary of $61K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Employment Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Employment Manager Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%