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Recruiting Director Salary

The majority of Recruiting Directors in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $135K per year, and the median is $81K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Recruiting Directors (56 percent) survey respondents. Most Recruiting Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$40,008 - $122,305
MEDIAN: $81,139

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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.
$40,008 - $122,305  
$494.35 - $25,143  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $4,500  
$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).
$44,039 - $134,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Recruiting Directors. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $83K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $105K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings 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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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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People Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 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%