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Recruiting Manager Salary (United States)

The average Recruiting Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $68K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $20K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $49K, total income for Recruiting Managers can range between $42K and $116K according to individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Recruiting Managers. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Recruiting Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Recruiting Manager Salary (?
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$41,403 - $105,350
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MEDIAN: $68,271
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Recruiting Manager Salary (?
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$10.27 - $48.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,403 - $105,350  
   
Bonus
$971 - $20,145  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $10,101  
Commission
$2,990 - $49,176  
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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$42,459 - $116,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 996
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $48.65  
   
Overtime
$14.06 - $66.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$971 - $20,145  
   
Commission
$2,990 - $49,176  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $10,101  
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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$42,459 - $116,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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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Though some Recruiting Managers move into positions like Talent Acquisition Director (where the average salary is $124K), this progression is not the norm. The most common promotion for Recruiting Managers is a Human Resources Manager position, which usually brings in $58K a year. Another standard transition for Recruiting Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Recruiting Director role, where pay is often $88K.

Recruiting Manager Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 9 percent, and 5 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.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Recruiting Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Recruiting Managers make a median salary of $86K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $91K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$73,000
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Recruiting Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Recruiting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+39 percent), New York (+25 percent), Houston (+23 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Tampa (15 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Recruiting Manager Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
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$73,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%