• Recruiting Benchmarks Survey: Staff Salaries

    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    December 11, 2013

    While the average salaries for most full-time college relations and recruiting department staff members remained relatively unchanged from last year, the average salary of directors jumped nearly 11 percent, according to NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.

    Average salaries for the full-time staff members in respondents’ college relations and recruiting departments are:

    • Director—$136,620
    • Manager—$92,642
    • Recruiter—$64,264
    • Coordinator—$46,313

    These average salaries continue the trend of relative flat salaries for managers, recruiters, and coordinators, and more pronounced swings for directors over the past six years. (See Figure 1.)

    Interestingly, over the six years from 2008 to 2013, average salaries for managers, recruiters, and coordinators all peaked in 2011. However, that same year, the average salary for directors dropped $10,000 from 2010, dipping to its second lowest amount during that six-year span.

    NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey was conducted May 22, 2013, through July 31, 2013, among NACE employer-member organizations, 275 of which—28 percent—participated. Highlights and details about how to get the report are available at www.naceweb.org/surveys/college-recruiting.aspx.


Recruiting Benchmarks Survey: Staff Salaries