Recruitment Manager Salary

The median total income of Recruitment Managers is around $68K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash earnings of Recruitment Managers range from $40K on the low end to $105K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $30K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Recruitment Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Recruitment Managers making up 74 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,419 - $98,752
(Median)
$41K
$66K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,875
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$13.97 - $40.85
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$14
$19
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,419 - $98,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,476  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $30,000  
Commission
$28,000  
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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$40,052 - $105,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $40.85  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,476  
   
Commission
$28,000  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $30,000  
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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$40,052 - $105,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Recruitment Manager

A recruitment manager works in upper-level management to identify and acquire new personnel to fill available roles that come open within the company. Typically, this manager works to hire other managers, but, in some situations, they may also offer input on lower-level positions with specialized skills.

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Recruitment 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.

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Popular Skills for Recruitment Manager


Recruitment Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources. Those familiar with People Management also tend to know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment 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 Recruitment Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. On average, Recruitment Managers make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,771

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

For those looking to make money, Recruitment Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Recruitment Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+41 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Recruitment Manager's salary, with Cleveland Recruitment Managers earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Chicago and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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What is it like working as a Recruitment Manager?

Recruitment Manager in Chicago:
"Changing."
Pros: Working with good people. Connecting them to resources. Culture of organization. Flexibility within role for creativity.
Cons: Often working solo when on the road.

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Experience Affects Recruitment Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Manager Salaries



Recruiting
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National Average
$68,000

Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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