Recruiting Director Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $103K, more than a third of overall earnings for Recruiting Directors arrives through commissions. Final cash compensation to Recruiting Directors varies from around $58K to approximately $160K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $39K and $64K, respectively. Residence and experience level 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 strong majority. Women Recruiting Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$52,556 - $145,241
$53K
$91K
$150K
MEDIAN: $91,168
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$52,556 - $145,241  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $39,228  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $63,616  
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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$57,812 - $159,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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.

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Recruiting Directors who take a Human Resources Director role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Human Resources Directors is usually $80K.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Director


Recruiting Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Leadership command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 45 percent above average. Human Resources, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. 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.


Recruiting Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $88K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $113K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $124K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,701

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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Recruiting Directors, 65 percent above the national average. Recruiting Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+45 percent), New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Recruiting Directors in Atlanta make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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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
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Recruiting Director Salaries

▲21%

▲10%

National Average
$103,000

▼15%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Recruiting Director Salaries

Leadership
▲45%


Full-Cycle Recruiting
▼0%

Sourcing
▼0%

National Average
$103,000

▼2%

Strategic Planning
▼3%

Human Resources
▼25%

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
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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