• URR Pay Tops in West, Info and Government Industries

    March 08, 2017 | By NACE Staff

    Trends & Predictions
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    In general, compensation for college recruiting positions is higher in the information and nonprofit/government sectors and in the West than it is in other industries and geographic regions, according to NACE’s 2016 Recruiting Compensation Benchmark Report.

    While, at $134,565, directors in the Northeast are the top-earning position by region, managers ($112,000) and recruiters ($78,488) in the West easily outpace their colleagues in other regions.

    Meanwhile, by industry, the upper-level positions—director ($126,333) and manager ($120,000)—earn the most in the nonprofit/government industry. On the other hand, recruiters ($85,000) and coordinators ($65,000) earn most in the information industry.

    NACE’s 2016 Recruiting Compensation Benchmark survey was conducted among NACE employer members during the summer of 2016. The survey was open from July 25, 2016, until October 17, 2016. It was sent to 945 employer organizations and responses were received from 174 member companies—an 18.4 percent response rate. The 2016 Recruiting Compensation Benchmark Report is available in MyNACE to members who participated or whose organizations participated in the survey. An executive summary of the 2016 Recruiting Compensation Benchmark Report is also available.

    Figure 1: Average annual salaries by region

    Region Position
    Director Manager Recruiter Coordinator
    Northeast $134,565 $90,523 $54,182 $48,398
    South $100,043 $81,065 $66,196 $60,938
    Midwest $110,090 $90,977 $68,813 $49,823
    West $116,741 $112,000 $78,488 $59,357
    Source: 2016 Recruiting Compensation Benchmark Report, National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Figure 2: Average annual salaries by industry

    Industry Position
    Director Manager Recruiter Coordinator
    Energy $123,333 $100,000 $69,545 NA
    Construction NA NA $56,667 NA
    Manufacturing $119,747 $88,019 $67,859 $55,522
    Trade $101,750 $69,738 $65,444 $52,833
    Transportation NA NA $67,667 NA
    Information NA $112,200 $85,000 $65,000
    Finance $104,114 $81,875 $66,750 $50,293
    Professional and business services $103,938 $95,641 $70,190 $50,103
    Nonprofit/government $126,333 $120,000 $50,149 NA
    Source: 2016 Recruiting Compensation Benchmark Report, National Association of Colleges and Employers
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