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Recruiting Manager Salary

For Recruiting Managers, yearly average wages total $70K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $20K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $57K, total income for Recruiting Managers can range between $44K and $119K according to individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. There are more female Recruiting Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. The majority of Recruiting Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,564 - $108,240
(Median)
$43K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,814
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$11.47 - $48.18
(Median)
$11
$24
$48
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
$42,564 - $108,240  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $20,442  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,213  
Commission
$3,500 - $56,500  
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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$43,670 - $119,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,061
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $48.18  
   
Overtime
$14.30 - $65.68  
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
$1,005 - $20,442  
   
Commission
$3,500 - $56,500  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,213  
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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$43,670 - $119,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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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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. 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 $58K. Another frequent advance is for Recruiting Managers to assume a Recruiting Director role; in this role, workers often take home $88K.

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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 32 percent, 21 percent, and 10 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. Those familiar with Full-Cycle Recruiting also tend to know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Manager

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


Recruiting Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. Recruiting Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. 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


Recruiting Managers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Recruiting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+44 percent), San Francisco (+40 percent), New York (+28 percent), and Minneapolis (+18 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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 32%

Budget Management
up arrow 21%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%


Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Recruiting
up arrow 4%



Human Resources
up arrow 12%


Sales
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 11%
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