Recruiting Manager Salary

Recruiting Managers in the United States take home approximately $70K annually on average. With bonuses occasionally running north of $20K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $36K, total income for Recruiting Managers can range between $44K and $117K according to individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Female Recruiting Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,938 - $107,269

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$11.38 - $44.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,938 - $107,269  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $20,318  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $10,067  
Commission
$3,964 - $35,921  
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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$43,799 - $117,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $44.21  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,004 - $20,318  
   
Commission
$3,964 - $35,921  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $10,067  
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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$43,799 - $117,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Recruiting Managers do not often transition into Talent Acquisition Director roles. The role averages $121K 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 Human Resources Director role; in this role, workers often take home $78K.

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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, 19 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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.


For many Recruiting Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. Recruiting Managers bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $89K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Recruiting Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Recruiting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+45 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 6 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 33%


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 155 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
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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