Recruiting Manager Salary (United States)

Earnings for Recruiting Managers in the United States typically come in at around $72,647 annually. The top of the range reaches $115,241 per year, and the bottom approaches $41,994. Overall compensation packages to Recruiting Managers range from $41,994 on the low end to $115,241 on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $20K and profit sharing that approaches $9,060, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $48K. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and most earn vision coverage. Women make up the majority of Recruiting Managers (65 percent). Work is enjoyable for Recruiting Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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Salary
$40,948 - $104,829  
   
Bonus
$985 - $20,081  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,060  
Commission
$2,936 - $48,165  
Total Pay (?
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$41,994 - $115,241  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 995
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Recruiting Managers. At the upper end, those who move into a Recruiting Director role can bring in an extra $15,585 per year. The most common career progression for Recruiting Managers leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager, which actually results in a pay cut of $15,052. However, many Recruiting Managers also opt to become a Human Resources (HR) Director, a move that typically includes a raise of $4,894.

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. 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 is important when determining pay for Recruiting Managers. Beginning workers can expect to earn $55K starting out, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $86K after 10 to 20 years. Recruiting Managers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $90K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 40 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Recruiting Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Seattle, New York, Houston, and Charlotte, top-paying markets where Recruiting Managers rake in more than the national norm (+38 percent, +25 percent, +21 percent, and +18 percent). Recruiting Managers in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 37 percent less than the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-17 percent and -14 percent, 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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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%
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