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Corporate Recruiter Salary

Average Corporate Recruiters in the United States make around $54K annually. Total cash incomes of Corporate Recruiters run from $40K to $81K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K, profit sharing that reaches $9K, and some commissions of nearly $20K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Corporate Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Recruiters. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$39,068 - $75,678
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MEDIAN: $53,594
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$15.04 - $40.41
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,068 - $75,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,810  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $9,192  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$40,108 - $80,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 960
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$20.58 - $46.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,810  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $9,192  
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).
)
$40,108 - $80,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Corporate Recruiters. Many move into a Senior Corporate Recruiter role where pay averages at $76K per year. Corporate Recruiters most often move into positions as Human Resources Managers or Senior Recruiters; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Professional skills reported by Corporate Recruiters are few in number. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, Recruiting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Full-Cycle Recruiting are also skilled in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Corporate Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Corporate Recruiters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Corporate Recruiters in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Corporate Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+25 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and San Francisco (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Plano and 6 percent less in Washington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$56,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 14%