Recruiting Manager Salary

Earnings for Recruiting Managers in the United States come in at around $70K per year on average. In the world of Recruiting Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $44K on the lower end to $117K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $20K and profit sharing that approaches $10K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $36K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. For the most part, Recruiting Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Recruiting Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,809 - $107,457
(Median)
$43K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,547
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$11.45 - $44.02
(Median)
$11
$24
$44
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
$42,809 - $107,457  
   
Bonus
$1,006 - $20,425  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $10,101  
Commission
$3,987 - $36,047  
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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$43,676 - $117,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,076
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $44.02  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $61.28  
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
$1,006 - $20,425  
   
Commission
$3,987 - $36,047  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $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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$43,676 - $117,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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 $122K), this progression is not the norm. Going from Recruiting Manager to Human Resources Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Human Resources Managers is $58K. Many others choose to work as Recruiting Directors, where pay is typically $88K.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager


Recruiting Managers report using a deep pool of skills 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, 21 percent, and 11 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. Most people experienced in Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. On average, Recruiting Managers make $87K following one to two decades on the job. Recruiting Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $90K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Recruiting Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Recruiting Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+39 percent), New York (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In Austin, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Atlanta (8 percent less).

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 21%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%


Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Recruiting
up arrow 3%



Human Resources
up arrow 12%


Sales
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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