Earnings for Recruiting Managers in the United States come in at around $70K per year on average. Cash earnings of Recruiting Managers can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $44K to almost $115K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Job satisfaction for Recruiting Managers is high. There are more female Recruiting Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,322 - $107,146
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$44K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,737
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$13.40 - $30.40
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$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,322 - $107,146  
   
Bonus
$1,541 - $20,303  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,067  
Commission
$4,102 - $36,037  
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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$44,039 - $114,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 878
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $30.40  
   
Overtime
$17.40 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,541 - $20,303  
   
Commission
$4,102 - $36,037  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,067  
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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$44,039 - $114,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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It's not very common for Recruiting Managers to move on to become Talent Acquisition Directors. Average pay for a Talent Acquisition Director is $120K annually. Becoming a Human Resources Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Recruiting Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Human Resources Manager is $59K. Another frequent advance is for Recruiting Managers to assume a Recruiting Director role; in this role, workers often take home $94K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Recruiting Manager


Recruiting Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Robert Half International Inc., where the average salary comes to $55K.

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, Process Improvement, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 15 percent, and 8 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Recruiting Managers make a median salary of $88K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,350

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

Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Recruiting Managers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Recruiting Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), Washington (+28 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and Chicago (+24 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Portland Recruiting Managers earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average.

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
$72,000


Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 37%

Process Improvement
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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National Average
$72,000

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
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Recruiting
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Sales
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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