Recruiting Director Salary

Recruiting Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $84K annually on average but can range from $46K to $147K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Recruiting Directors.

$40,812 - $132,087

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$40,812 - $132,087  
$496.65 - $25,774  
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$9,696 - $54,442  
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$46,091 - $147,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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Job Description for Recruiting Director

  • Manage the advertising and recruitment budget, as well as the relationship with outside agencies.
  • Plan and guide development and implementation of recruitment strategy and initiatives to meet organizational objectives.
  • Oversee the sourcing and placement of candidates whose values are inline with the organizations overall goals and needs to management.
  • Ensure services and policies are in compliance with company, professional standards and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Direct the selection, training and development of recruitment staff.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Director

Recruiting Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership, People Management, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 27 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those educated in People Management tend to be well versed in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Director

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Recruiting Directors. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $84K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $109K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $112K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.


55 %
45 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%