Recruiting Manager Salary

An average Recruiting Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $69K annually. Final cash compensation to Recruiting Managers varies from around $44K to approximately $113K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $18K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Recruiting Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,397 - $104,523
$44K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,440
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$14.36 - $30.44
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MEDIAN: $20.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,397 - $104,523  
   
Bonus
$1,548 - $20,393  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,500  
Commission
$3,973 - $34,963  
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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$44,200 - $112,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 863
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $30.44  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,548 - $20,393  
   
Commission
$3,973 - $34,963  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,500  
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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$44,200 - $112,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

  • 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.
  • Manage recruitment budget and organizational recruitment plans.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Recruiting Manager


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While Recruiting Managers do not often become Talent Acquisition Directors, the job pays $120K per year on average. As Recruiting Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $59K. Another common career choice for Recruiting Managers is to move into a Recruiting Director role — this promotion usually pays $94K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Recruiting Manager


Robert Half International Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $50K on average.

Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager


Survey results imply that Recruiting Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 7 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. For most people, competency in Full-Cycle Recruiting indicates knowledge of 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Recruiting Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $88K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $99K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,013

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

For Recruiting Managers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Recruiting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+29 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and New York (+25 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Portland Recruiting Managers earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average.

Recruiting Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Recruiting Manager

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Recruiting Manager Salaries

▲37%

▲22%

▲4%

National Average
$72,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
▲38%



Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▲3%


National Average
$72,000

Training
▼2%

▼3%

Strategic Planning
▼3%

▼4%





Sales
▼20%

Human Resources
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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