Recruiting Director Salary

Total annual pay for Recruiting Directors is approximately $105K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — more than a third on average. Cash earnings for Recruiting Directors — including $40K in bonuses and $64K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $58K to $162K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Recruiting Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Recruiting Directors (54 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,007 - $147,659
$55K
$95K
$150K
MEDIAN: $94,591
10%
50%
90%

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$12.00 - $50.00
$18
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,007 - $147,659  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $39,573  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $64,111  
Commission
$5,152 - $77,302  
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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$58,059 - $162,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.00  
   
Overtime
$32.46  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$3,064 - $39,573  
   
Commission
$5,152 - $77,302  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $64,111  
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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$58,059 - $162,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Recruiting Director

Recruiting directors are responsible for setting guidelines for the company's hiring policies and overseeing a team of employees. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, as they must maintain constant communication with upper management and members of the recruiting and human resources (HR) departments. They must also be proficient with Microsoft Office and other administrative software to produce and deliver reports and data related to the company’s talent pool and current employees.

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Recruiting Director Tasks

  • 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.
  • Oversee the sourcing and placement of candidates whose values are inline with the organizations overall goals and needs to management.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Recruiting Director


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As Recruiting Directors transition into upper-level roles like Human Resources Director, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Human Resources Directors will usually earn $80K.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Director


Recruiting Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Leadership command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 42 percent above average. Human Resources and Strategic Planning as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people experienced in People Management also know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Director

Pay by Experience for a Recruiting Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Recruiting Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recruiting Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Recruiting Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 142 salaries. A Recruiting Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,451

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

Home to some of the best pay for Recruiting Directors, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 56 percent above the national average. Recruiting Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+50 percent), San Francisco (+41 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 19 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Recruiting Director

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Recruiting Director Salaries

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$105,000

▼9%

▼38%

Skills That Affect Recruiting Director Salaries

Leadership
▲42%



National Average
$105,000

Sourcing
▼1%

▼3%

Strategic Planning
▼5%

Human Resources
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 15%
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