Earnings for College Recruiters in the United States come in at around $42K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female College Recruiters survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,797 - $62,641
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MEDIAN: $41,990
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,797 - $62,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$29,836 - $63,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$19.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
)
$29,836 - $63,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for College Recruiter

College recruiters are tasked with encouraging individual students to enroll in college. They may need to travel in order to meet with potential students and attend expositions and other marketing events, and some visits to high schools may also be necessary to conduct presentations. College recruiters may focus on recruiting large groups of students, or in some cases focus on individual talent, such as those who stand out academically or athletically.

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College Recruiter Tasks

  • Surface candidates and develop networks to ensure constant flow of qualified candidates using web-based tools, agencies and recruiting contractors.
  • Evaluate employment factors such as job experience, education, training, and skills pertinent to the role.
  • Prepare applicant assessment.
  • Conduct interviews to recruit prospective employees and refers job applicants to specific job openings.
  • Check applicant's employment references.

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Experience Affects College Recruiter Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect College Recruiter Salaries

Recruiting
up arrow 21%

Sales
up arrow 10%

National Average
$42,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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