Recruiting Manager Salary

For Recruiting Managers, yearly average wages total $70K annually. Overall incomes of Recruiting Managers — including $21K bonuses, $15K profit sharing proceeds, and $52K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $45K and $118K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Female Recruiting Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Most Recruiting Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,604 - $108,473
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$44K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,373
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$11.58 - $43.21
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$12
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$43
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,604 - $108,473  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,681  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $15,000  
Commission
$3,959 - $52,275  
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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$44,657 - $118,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $43.21  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $61.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,681  
   
Commission
$3,959 - $52,275  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $15,000  
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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$44,657 - $118,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 $120K annually. Recruiting Managers go on to become Human Resources Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $58K. Recruiting Managers who move into a Human Resources Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $79K.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager


Survey results imply that Recruiting Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budget Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Recruiting Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Recruiting Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,519

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Recruiting Managers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Recruiting Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+40 percent), San Jose (+30 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average.

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
$76,000


Skills That Affect Recruiting Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 31%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%


Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Sourcing
up arrow 1%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 4%




Program Management
up arrow 16%

Sales
up arrow 24%

Human Resources
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 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
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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