Light Industrial Staffing - Demographics
In the United States, a human resources manager/recruiter who makes staffing decisions would, on average, be identified as white, female, 45 years of age, have a bachelor’s degree in either business or human resource management and earn $89,756 per annum. The staffing and recruitment industry has experienced steady growth over the past few years as more and more companies, both small and large, utilize staffing services. Research shows that more than 90% of US companies use the services provided by staffing companies.
Demographics of Human Resources Managers/Recruiters Who Take Staffing Decisions
- According to DataUSA, the average age of human resources managers in the United States is 44.6 years old. Managers and recruiters over 40 years of age comprise 67% of the country’s human resources workforce. Additionally, over 7% of all HR managers are aged in the range of 20-30 years and about 26% of them are aged between 30-40 years.
- The average age of a male human resources manager is 43.9 years while the average female manager is 45.2 years old.
- In comparison, based on Namely’s database, the overall average age for HR professionals is 35 years old, non-managers are about 33 years old, and managers are, on average, 39 years old.
- There are more female HR professionals and recruiters than their male counterparts. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, 76.8% of all human resources managers are women. Also, according to Zippia’s demographic studies, 67.5% of the total HR population are women while 28.9% are men.
- Based on the statistics presented by DataUSA, in 2018, there were 171,000 male HR managers (41.5%) and 239,000 female HR managers (58.5%).
- According to the BLS database, over 287,000 human resources managers were employed in 2020. Of these managers, 81% are White (non-Hispanic), 12% are African American, 4.9% are Asian, and 14% are Latino/Hispanic.
- In comparison, statistics presented by DataUSA indicate the most common ethnicity for this profession is White and Non-Hispanic (67.3%). The breakdown of ethnicity for human resources managers is indicated below,
- White and non-Hispanic = 67.3%
- White and Hispanic = 10.1%
- African Americans = 9.3%
- Asians = 6.05%
- American Indian = 0.38%
- Native Hawaiian = 0.17%
- The average annual salary of human resources managers is $90,594. The average annual salary for male managers is about $95,280 while their female counterparts earn $89,756, on average, in 2020.
- According to Zippia’s demographic study, Asian and White male managers earn more than African Americans and Hispanic managers.
- Asian male managers = $101,489 per annum
- Asian female managers = $95,605 per annum
- White male managers = $95,456 per annum
- White female managers = $89,922 per annum
- Hispanic male managers = $96,508 per annum
- Hispanic female managers = $88,088 per annum
- African American male managers = $92,341 per annum
- African American female managers = $86,988 per annum
- The average annual salary for human resource managers/recruiters in Atlanta, GA is $67,000.
- The average annual salary for human resources managers/recruiters in New Orleans, LA is $46,000.
- The average annual salary for human resources managers/recruiters in Kissimmee, FL is $64,500.
- The average annual salary for human resources managers/recruiters in Memphis, TN is $66,000.
Title and Designation
- Several human resources positions can be categorized into entry-level, mid-level, and upper-level job titles. The most common positions in a company’s HR department that deal with recruitment are recruiting coordinator, HR manager, HR generalist, HR coordinator, HR director, recruiting manager, HR specialist, HR assistant, HR VP, and HR director.
- A recruiting coordinator, in the United States, on average, is 27 years old, earns $60,158 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 1.04 years in a company.
- An HR Generalist, in the United States, on average, is 32 years old, earns $64,790 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 1.96 years in a company.
- An HR Coordinator, in the United States, on average, is 30 years old, earns $49,579 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 2.34 years in a company.
- An HR Director, in the United States, on average, is 42 years old, earns $138,929 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 3.37 years in a company.
- A Recruiting Manager, in the United States, on average, is 38 years old, earns $109,627 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 2.7 years in a company.
- An HR Specialist, in the United States, on average, is 32 years old, earns $52,760 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 2.54 years in a company.
- An HR Assistant, in the United States, on average, is 33 years old, earns $40,853 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 2.39 years in a company.
- An HR, VP, in the United States, on average, is 45 years old, earns $149,472 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 4.29 years in a company.
- An HR Director, in the United States, on average, is 42 years old, earns $109,181 per annum, and maintains an average tenure of 4.02 years in a company.
- According to Zippia, over 33% of the country’s HR managers enjoy working at one place for 1-2 years. About 21% of HR managers ideally work for 3-4 years at their job, 17% of them work for 5-7 years, 6% work for 8-10 years, and over 12% of HR managers tend to stay for more than 11 years.
- Based on the type of industry, it has been found that over 28% of HR managers are concentrated in Fortune 500 companies, 15% belong to the retail industry, 12% are in manufacturing, 8% are in the technology sector, and 5% belong to the healthcare industry.
- Human resources managers are quite diverse and commonly, speak more than one language. Zippia’s demographic study shows that over 62.7% of HR managers in the US can speak in Spanish and 8.2% of them know French as a foreign language. Over 4.1% can speak in Portuguese, 4.1% know German, and 2.8% know Russian.
An extensive search was conducted through government databases such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, national statistics databases such as DataUSA, national organizations databases such as the American Staffing Association (ASA), recruitment platform websites such as Zippia, and Payscale, and industry-specific media reports. While demographic information on business owners, recruitment professionals, and human resources managers who are responsible for making staffing decisions is widely available, information specific to professionals who use light industrial staffing companies is unavailable. Additionally, the research team was able to find information for a single demographic factor alone — income — that’s specific to the requested states (Atlanta, New Orleans, Kissimmee, and Memphis). Therefore, we expanded our search to include demographic information on recruitment managers that make staffing decisions, in general, in the United States.