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 (roughly two in five, in fact) comes from commissions. Overall cash earnings for Recruitment Managers stretch from $40K on the lower end to $105K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $19K from bonuses and $30K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Recruitment Managers survey respondents are women (74 percent). This report 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
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$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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


Survey takers who work as Recruitment Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources. Most people who know People Management also know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Recruitment Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $71K. Recruitment Managers bring in $79K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,771

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

For Recruitment Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Recruitment Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+41 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Cleveland Recruitment Managers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Chicago and Boston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, 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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