Staffing Manager Salary (United States)

Staffing Managers in the United States typically take home $43,735 annually. Pay begins at $29,746 on the low end and climbs to $82,429 per year near the top. Overall incomes of Staffing Managers—including $14,871 bonuses, $12,164 profit sharing proceeds, and $25K commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $30,676 and $81,795. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 20 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Female Staffing Managers make up most of the field at 73 percent. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Staffing Managers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,676 - $81,795
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Staffing Manager Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,676 - $81,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,871  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $12,164  
Commission
$1,093 - $25,169  
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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$29,746 - $82,429  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$13.71 - $29.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,871  
   
Commission
$1,093 - $25,169  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $12,164  
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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$29,746 - $82,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Job Description for Staffing Manager

A staffing manager helps hire high-quality staff members that meet company standards and needs. The position requires searching for, recruiting, hiring, and scheduling new staff; these managers may also perform candidate interviews. Additionally, they may need to research applicants to make sure that they are good fits for the positions. The staffing manager's tasks also include working with human resources (HR) staff members to determine staffing needs, developing and implementing improvements to the process of recruiting candidates, and ensuring their company's staffing levels are steady and sufficient. The staffing manager might work with other recruiting agencies, businesses, and institutions to expand staffing search.
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Staffing 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 Staffing Manager

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For Staffing Managers, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Human Resources (HR) Director will earn $34K more than someone not as far along in their career. Staffing Managers go on to become Human Resources Managers more often than anything else, where paychecks are higher by $13,860. Staffing Managers will find lower salaries (-$2,075) when they move into a Recruiter role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Popular Skills for Staffing Manager

Staffing Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, People Management, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 12 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Staffing Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Staffing Managers increases steadily with experience. At career start, salaries are typically $40K, which grow to $48K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $53K. After two decades in the field, Staffing Managers continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $66K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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$44,000
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Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Staffing Managers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Staffing Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

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Experience Affects Staffing Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Staffing Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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People Management
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Recruiting
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Account Management
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National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Sales
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Customer Service
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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