Corporate Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Corporate Recruiters in the United States is around $56K per year. The range in cash compensation to Corporate Recruiters (largely between $41K and $81K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $10K from profit sharing, and commissions of $24K in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Recruiters making up 74 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,326 - $77,643
$40K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,872
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$15.26 - $32.66
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MEDIAN: $22.21
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$0$80K
Salary $40,326 - $77,643
Bonus $389.78 - $10,384
Profit Sharing $498.33 - $9,696
Commission $496.65 - $23,672
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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$40,565 - $80,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 968
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.26 - $32.66
Overtime $18.25 - $46.34
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $389.78 - $10,384
Commission $496.65 - $23,672
Profit Sharing $498.33 - $9,696
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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$40,565 - $80,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Recruiting Director, where median compensation is $95K annually. When Corporate Recruiters are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Corporate Recruiters or Human Resources Managers. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Corporate Recruiters report using a deep pool 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 3 percent and 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Applicant Tracking System, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Interviewing. Most people who know Full-Cycle Recruiting also know 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: $57,445

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

Home to some of the best pay for Corporate Recruiters, Arlington offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Corporate Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Plano.

Corporate Recruiter Reviews

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

Corporate Recruiter in Milwaukee:
Pros: Work/Life Balance. Collaborative atmosphere. Team environment. Company's Culture. Ethics.
Cons: Pay is not competitive with market. Growth.

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 Alpharetta:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I enjoy being able to work from home whenever I want. And I like that I am able make an inpact by get involved in many projects within different facets of human resources. Therefore, I do not feel like I am stuck in the box and I do much more than just recruiting.
Cons: At first, it can be frustrating to get the needs and requirements from the hiring managers. For example, I was first told that they are "just looking for someone with customer service experience". However, they truly want someone with other skills, experience, and qualifications, but they are too busy to take the time to meet with you and discuss in detail.

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 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Corporate Recruiter Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲9%

National Average
$57,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries


▲4%



National Average
$57,000

Sourcing
▼1%

▼2%

▼4%


Interviewing
▼11%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼12%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%
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