Recruiting Manager Salary

The average Recruiting Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $69K per year. In the world of Recruiting Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $44K and $119K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Female Recruiting Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,500 - $107,760
(Median)
$43K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,433
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$11.34 - $48.61
(Median)
$11
$24
$49
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
$42,500 - $107,760  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $20,390  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,213  
Commission
$3,109 - $58,175  
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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$43,697 - $118,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,052
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
$11.34 - $48.61  
   
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
$1,003 - $20,390  
   
Commission
$3,109 - $58,175  
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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$43,697 - $118,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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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There are some Recruiting Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Talent Acquisition Directors, where earnings are an average $122K annually. 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 $58K. Another common career choice for Recruiting Managers is to move into a Recruiting Director role — this promotion usually pays $88K.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budget Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 25 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. 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.


Recruiting Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Recruiting Managers, 47 percent higher than the national average. Recruiting Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+43 percent), San Francisco (+39 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Minneapolis (+19 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Austin and 8 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 33%

Budget Management
up arrow 25%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%


Sourcing
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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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
61 %
Male
39 %

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 11%