Earnings for Corporate Recruiters in the United States come in at around $55K per year on average. Overall incomes of Corporate Recruiters — including $10K bonuses, $8K profit sharing proceeds, and $24K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $40K and $80K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Corporate Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. For the most part, Corporate Recruiters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,085 - $76,826
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$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,409
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$15.46 - $34.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,085 - $76,826  
   
Bonus
$-0.44 - $10,356  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,891  
Commission
$493.16 - $23,757  
Total Pay (?
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$40,426 - $80,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 977
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $46.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.44 - $10,356  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $23,757  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,891  
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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$40,426 - $80,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 who go on to become Recruiting Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Recruiting Directors is $94K 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


Survey takers working as Corporate Recruiters report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Applicant Tracking System Software, Employee Relations, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Applicant Tracking System, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Interviewing. Most people skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting are similarly competent 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $63K. Corporate Recruiters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,141

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

Corporate Recruiters will find that Arlington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Corporate Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Plano is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Tampa (4 percent lower).

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 188 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Corporate Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
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Sourcing
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National Average
$57,000


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Interviewing
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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