Corporate Recruiter Salary

An average Corporate Recruiter in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Total cash earnings of Corporate Recruiters range from $40K near the bottom to $81K near the top, where some exceptional performers can get $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, plus, in very few cases, commissions exceeding $24K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Corporate Recruiters survey respondents are women (74 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,995 - $77,123
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$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,430
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$15.31 - $34.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,995 - $77,123  
   
Bonus
$433.59 - $10,272  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $9,933  
Commission
$484.79 - $23,920  
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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$40,433 - $80,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 933
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $46.20  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$433.59 - $10,272  
   
Commission
$484.79 - $23,920  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $9,933  
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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$40,433 - $80,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Recruiter


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Corporate Recruiters may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Recruiting Director. The latter position pays an average of $95K annually. The most common next step for a Corporate Recruiter is to become a Senior Corporate Recruiter or a Human Resources Manager. The former position pays an additional $20K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Corporate Recruiters report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Applicant Tracking System Software, Negotiation, Employee Relations, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Applicant Tracking System, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Interviewing. For most people, competency in Full-Cycle Recruiting indicates knowledge of Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 654 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 368 salaries. An experienced Corporate Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 203 salaries. A Corporate Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,010

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

Arlington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Corporate Recruiters, 30 percent above the national average. Corporate Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Irvine (+14 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Plano is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average.

Corporate Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Corporate Recruiter?

Corporate Recruiter in Los Angeles:
"Highs and Lows."
Pros: I like that I get to work closely with a team that is all focused on the same goal, and that I'm able to give deserving people good jobs.
Cons: I don't like when I feel like a salesperson. I try to avoid selling opportunities to people and sometimes as a recruiter you can be forced to push people into positions that aren't always a good fit for them.

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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Key Stats for Corporate Recruiter

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Corporate Recruiter Salaries

▲22%

▲17%

▲10%

National Average
$57,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries



▲4%


Sourcing
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼1%

▼4%


Interviewing
▼10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼11%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%