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Recruiting Manager Salary

Recruiting Managers in the United States pull down an average of $70K per year. Total incomes of Recruiting Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $44K and $119K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Recruiting Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Recruiting Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,478 - $108,152
(Median)
$42K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,639
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90%

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$11.51 - $47.97
(Median)
$12
$24
$48
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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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
$42,478 - $108,152  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $20,448  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $10,174  
Commission
$3,854 - $54,612  
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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$43,623 - $119,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $47.97  
   
Overtime
$14.30 - $65.68  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,004 - $20,448  
   
Commission
$3,854 - $54,612  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $10,174  
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).
)
$43,623 - $119,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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. The most common career progression for Recruiting Managers leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager, where pay is typically $58K. However, many Recruiting Managers also opt to become Recruiting Directors, a position that pays $88K on average.

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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 32 percent, 21 percent, and 10 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. 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.


Recruiting Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. 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 $90K.

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 Jose (+44 percent), San Francisco (+41 percent), New York (+28 percent), and Minneapolis (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (8 percent lower) and Los Angeles (4 percent lower).

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 32%

Budget Management
up arrow 21%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%


Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Sourcing
up arrow 2%

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 171 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 11%
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