Recruiting Director Salary

Recruiting Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $141K per year, median earnings come to $83K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women Recruiting Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,316 - $126,635

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Salary
$40,316 - $126,635  
   
Bonus
$494.35 - $25,143  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $4,578  
Commission
$9,658 - $54,631  
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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$44,556 - $141,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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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


Survey takers who work as Recruiting Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership, People Management, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 69 percent, 31 percent, and 10 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $83K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $112K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Recruiting Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Recruiting Director Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 69%



Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Sourcing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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