How much does a Diversity Specialist III make in the United States? The average Diversity Specialist III salary in the United States is $99,293 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $87,321 and $114,382. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Diversity Specialist III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Diversity Specialist III Salary $76,422 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Diversity Specialist III Salary $87,321 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Diversity Specialist III Salary $99,293 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Diversity Specialist III Salary $114,382 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Diversity Specialist III Salary $128,119 US May 28, 2024
25% $87,321 10% $76,422 90% $128,119 75% $114,382 $99,293 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Diversity Specialist III need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Initiative: Taking decisive action and initiating plans independently to address problems, improve professional life, and achieve goals.

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Succession Planning: Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available. Taken narrowly, "replacement planning" for key roles is the heart of succession planning. In dictatorships, succession planning aims for continuity of leadership, preventing a chaotic power struggle by preventing a power vacuum. In monarchies, succession is usually settled by the order of succession. In business, succession planning entails developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.Effective succession or talent-pool management concerns itself with building a series of feeder groups up and down the entire leadership pipeline or progression. In contrast, replacement planning is focused narrowly on identifying specific back-up candidates for given senior management positions. Thought should be given to the retention of key employees, and the consequences that the departure of key employees may have on the business.

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Community Engagement: Community engagement seeks to engage community to achieve sustainable outcomes, equitable decision-making processes, and deepen relationships and trust between government organisations and communities.

Initiative 10.41%
Succession Planning 2.18%
Community Engagement 0.9%
Others 86.51%
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Job Description for Diversity Specialist III

Diversity Specialist III administers programs that promote employee and vendor diversity. Ensures compliance with internal polices and external diversity regulations. Being a Diversity Specialist III fosters knowledge and adoption of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and best practices. Ensures organization employs strategies to attract, develop, and retain members of underrepresented groups. Additionally, Diversity Specialist III compiles statistics, metrics, and reports to assess the progress and effectiveness of diversity initiatives. May be responsible for delivering diversity training. Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Diversity Specialist III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Diversity Specialist III typically requires 4-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Diversity Specialist III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Diversity Specialist III, the highest Diversity Specialist III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Diversity Specialist III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Diversity Specialist III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Diversity Specialist III salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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