Recruiting Manager Salary

Recruiting Managers in the United States take home an average $70K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Recruiting Managers — as high as $20K, $10K and $36K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $44K to $117K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Recruiting Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,770 - $107,475
(Median)
$43K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,598
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$11.45 - $44.02
(Median)
$11
$24
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,770 - $107,475  
   
Bonus
$1,008 - $20,401  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $10,067  
Commission
$4,000 - $35,982  
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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$43,766 - $117,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,085
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $44.02  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $61.28  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,008 - $20,401  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $35,982  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $10,067  
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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$43,766 - $117,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Recruiting Manager

A recruiting manager is an executive in larger companies that helps maintain necessary staffing levels and fill available management and supervisory positions. He or she coordinates with department managers who need new management or supervisory personnel, and the recruiting manager is usually the first point of contact between prospective employers and job applicants. The manager develops approaches for procuring talent using local, national, and web-based venues; they typically enlist multiple means of finding potential recruits to his or her company.

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Recruiting Manager Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of recruitment staff.
  • Source, interview and present candidates whose values are inline with the organizations overall goals and needs to management.
  • Manage recruitment budget and organizational recruitment plans.
  • Develop and drive strategy for overall corporate recruitment initiatives.
  • Ensure services and policies are in compliance with company, professional standards and state and federal laws and regulations.

Common Career Paths for Recruiting Manager


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While not commonly seen, Recruiting Managers who transition into a Talent Acquisition Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Talent Acquisition Directors is $122K per year. The most common career progression for Recruiting Managers leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager, where pay is typically $58K. However, many Recruiting Managers also opt to become Recruiting Directors, a position that pays $88K on average.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager


Recruiting Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budget Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 21 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Human Resources also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Manager

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 Managers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. Recruiting Managers see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Recruiting Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Recruiting Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Recruiting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+45 percent), New York (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Workers in Philadelphia and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 8 percent.

Recruiting Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Recruiting Manager?

Recruiting Manager in Memphis:
"Its great you meet people."
Pros: A diverse of people helps to get to know the person and makes you become more a ware of change in a company's need.
Cons: I don't like a lot of loud noises and lack of effective communication.

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Experience Affects Recruiting Manager Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 33%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%


Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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National Average
$75,000

Recruiting
up arrow 3%



Human Resources
up arrow 12%


Sales
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%
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