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Recruiting Director Salary (United States)

Recruiting Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $81K per year, but may range from $43K to $136K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Recruiting Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Recruiting Director Salary (?
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.
$39,274 - $120,971
MEDIAN: $81,467
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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.
$39,274 - $120,971  
$507 - $25,147  
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$9,250 - $51,823  
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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).
$42,595 - $136,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Recruiting Directors who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those educated in Full-Cycle Recruiting tend to be well versed in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Recruiting Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $84K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $113K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Recruiting Directors in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%