Recruiting Manager Salary

The average Recruiting Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Recruiting Managers bottoms out near $45K and approaches $118K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. 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 (64 percent) are women. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,604 - $108,473
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,373
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$11.58 - $43.21
(Median)
$12
$22
$43
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,604 - $108,473  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,681  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $15,000  
Commission
$3,959 - $52,275  
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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$44,657 - $118,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $43.21  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $61.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,681  
   
Commission
$3,959 - $52,275  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $15,000  
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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$44,657 - $118,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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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Though some Recruiting Managers move into positions like Talent Acquisition Director (where the average salary is $120K), this progression is not the norm. A Human Resources Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Recruiting Managers. Paychecks for that role are $58K on average. The Human Resources Director position is another common transition for Recruiting Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $79K mark.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager


Survey takers working as Recruiting Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budget Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Full-Cycle Recruiting are also skilled in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Recruiting Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $78K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Recruiting Managers make $87K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $96K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,519

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

Recruiting Managers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Recruiting Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+40 percent), San Jose (+30 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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
$76,000


Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 31%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%


Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Sourcing
up arrow 1%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 4%




Program Management
up arrow 16%

Sales
up arrow 24%

Human Resources
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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