Corporate Recruiter Salary

For Corporate Recruiters, yearly average wages total $55K annually. Total cash incomes of Corporate Recruiters run from $41K to $82K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K, profit sharing that reaches $10K, and some commissions of nearly $24K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Recruiters making up 73 percent. Job satisfaction for Corporate Recruiters is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,002 - $77,311
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$40K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,193
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$14.87 - $39.39
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,002 - $77,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,076  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$40,689 - $81,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $39.39  
   
Overtime
$20.45 - $40.63  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,076  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$40,689 - $81,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Corporate Recruiter

A corporate recruiter actively seeks out new, talented individuals to join their company in a variety of positions. In some cases, the recruiter is only used to find salaried management personnel, but more companies are using their recruiters to hire at all levels of employment.

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Corporate Recruiter Tasks

  • May be involved in writing and placing advertising for open positions in publications; online and print.
  • Source, screen and interview applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, and job skills for open positions; may utilize ATS.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Recruiter


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Corporate Recruiters might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Corporate Recruiter, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $76K per year. It is quite typical for Corporate Recruiters to transition into roles as Human Resources Managers or Senior Recruiters, where reported median earnings are $1K and $10K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Corporate Recruiters generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Applicant Tracking System, Interviewing, and Oral / Verbal Communication. Those educated in Full-Cycle Recruiting tend to be well versed in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Corporate Recruiters with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Corporate Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $69K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,141

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Corporate Recruiters, 43 percent above the national average. Corporate Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+37 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Irvine (+16 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. On the whole, employers pay 6 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Dallas and Tampa.

Corporate Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Recruiter?

Corporate Recruiter in Allentown:
"Overall Positive."
Pros: I enjoy the company culture. It allows for a decent work life balance. Provides scheduling flexibility.
Cons: These roles end up being very transactional in a lot of cases. Managers can see you as the order takers of HR. I need this person and I need them yesterday mentalities.

Corporate Recruiter in Gainesville:
Pros: What I like most about my job as a recruiter is sourcing and giving the offer to the candidate.
Cons: The worst part of my job is paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.

Corporate Recruiter in Deerfield Beach:
"Recruiter."
Pros: Working with people and helping them attain a job with a good company.
Cons: No real room to move up unless you are open to relocation.

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Experience Affects Corporate Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Negotiation
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Sourcing
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National Average
$57,000

Recruiting
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Hiring
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Human Resources
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Employee Relations
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Interviewing
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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