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Recruiting Director Salary

Slightly more than half of Recruiting Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $44K to $136K per year, and the average comes out to $81K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up a slight majority of Recruiting Directors (56 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Recruiting Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,983 - $123,429
MEDIAN: $80,942

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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.
$39,983 - $123,429  
$491.94 - $24,919  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $4,578  
$9,609 - $51,823  
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).
$43,992 - $136,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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

Professional skills reported by Recruiting Directors are few in number. Most notably, facility with Leadership, People Management, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 66 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with People Management also know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Director

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

For many Recruiting Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $83K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $104K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $115K.

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Experience Affects Recruiting Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Recruiting Director Salaries

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People Management
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.


56 %
44 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%