Recruiting Director Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $104K, slightly less than a third of overall earnings for Recruiting Directors arrives through commissions. Total cash compensation to Recruiting Directors bottoms out near $56K and approaches $163K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $40K from bonuses and almost $64K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women Recruiting Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,839 - $147,569
$55K
$93K
$150K
MEDIAN: $93,326
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$13.76 - $20.35
$17
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$162K
Salary $54,839 - $147,569
Bonus $3,898 - $40,008
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $63,616
Commission $6,787 - $76,597
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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$56,496 - $162,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 268
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $17.00
Overtime $32.46
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $3,898 - $40,008
Commission $6,787 - $76,597
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $63,616
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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$56,496 - $162,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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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Recruiting Directors who move into a Human Resources Director role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Human Resources Directors earn $80K.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Director


Survey results show that Recruiting Directors use a fair number of 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 43 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Human Resources and Strategic Planning as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people who know 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: $104,491

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

For Recruiting Directors, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Recruiting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+52 percent), San Francisco (+43 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 19 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Recruiting Director

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Recruiting Director Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$104,000

▼9%

▼38%

Skills That Affect Recruiting Director Salaries

Leadership
▲43%



Sourcing
▼0%

National Average
$104,000

▼2%

Strategic Planning
▼4%

Human Resources
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 16%
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