College Recruiter Salary

College Recruiters in the United States take home approximately $41K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are more female College Recruiters who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. The majority of College Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,023 - $59,907
MEDIAN: $41,310

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$30,222 - $60,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.


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

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National Average

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Skills That Affect College Recruiter Salaries

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National Average

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Public Speaking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


65 %
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%