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Recruiting Manager Salary (United States)

Recruiting Managers in the United States usually make around $67K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $20K, $9K, and $48K, respectively — total cash payment to Recruiting Managers can bottom out near $42K or top out at around $115K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect vision insurance. Women account for the majority of Recruiting Managers — 65 percent to be exact. Most Recruiting Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Recruiting Manager Salary (?
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$40,948 - $104,829
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MEDIAN: $66,896
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Recruiting Manager Salary (?
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$10.34 - $48.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,948 - $104,829  
   
Bonus
$985 - $20,081  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,060  
Commission
$2,936 - $48,165  
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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$41,994 - $115,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 995
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $48.29  
   
Overtime
$14.30 - $65.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$985 - $20,081  
   
Commission
$2,936 - $48,165  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,060  
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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$41,994 - $115,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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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Compensation may increase greatly for Recruiting Managers who advance to upper-end positions like Recruiting Director. Median pay for Recruiting Directors is $88K per year. Given that the typical pay is $58K, it may be surprising to find that a Human Resources Manager is the most common role for Recruiting Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Human Resources Director role — which pays $78K — is also typical for Recruiting Managers, though less common by comparison.

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 46 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Human Resources and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting are similarly competent in 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $73K. Recruiting Managers bring in $86K 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 $90K. Approximately one-half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around two in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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For Recruiting Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 42 percent greater than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Seattle, New York, Houston, and Charlotte, where Recruiting Managers annually earn 38 percent, 25 percent, 21 percent, and 18 percent more than the national average. Recruiting Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Recruiting Managers in St. Louis bring in salaries that are 37 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (17 percent less) and Austin (14 percent less).

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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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%