Recruiting Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Recruiting Managers in the United States is typically around $72,647 per year. The range in pay spans from $41,994 to $115,241 per year. With some bonuses running north of $20K, profit sharing proceeds occasionally surpassing $9,060, and select commissions of $48K, total income for Recruiting Managers can range between from $40,948 to $104,829 according to individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Recruiting Managers are largely women, dominating the profession at 65 percent. For the most part, Recruiting Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Recruiting Manager Salary (?
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$40,948 - $104,829
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MEDIAN: $66,896
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Recruiting Manager Salary (?
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$10.34 - $48.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,948 - $104,829  
   
Bonus
$985 - $20,081  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,060  
Commission
$2,936 - $48,165  
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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$41,994 - $115,241  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 995
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $48.29  
   
Overtime
$14.30 - $65.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$985 - $20,081  
   
Commission
$2,936 - $48,165  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,060  
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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$41,994 - $115,241  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Recruiting Managers. At the upper end, those who move into a Recruiting Director role can bring in an extra $15,585 per year. Recruiting Managers go on to become Human Resources Managers more often than anything else despite lower paychecks (-$15,052). Recruiting Managers can find higher salaries (+$4,894) when they move into a Human Resources (HR) Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Human Resources and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Full-Cycle Recruiting tend to be well-versed in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Recruiting Managers generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. At career start, salaries are typically $55K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $86K. Salary increase slows as Recruiting Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $90K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 40 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Recruiting Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Seattle, New York, Houston, and Charlotte are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Recruiting Managers earning around 38 percent, 25 percent, 21 percent, and 18 percent more than average. Compared to the national average, St. Louis Recruiting Managers have considerably lower salaries, 37 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around -17 percent in Atlanta and -14 percent in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Recruiting Manager Salaries

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$73,000

Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%
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