Corporate Recruiter Salary (United States)

Earnings for Corporate Recruiters in the United States typically come in at around $55,680 per year. Pay begins at $39,865 on the low end and climbs to $79,200 per year near the top. Overall compensation packages to Corporate Recruiters range from $39,865 on the low end to $79,200 on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $11,255 and profit sharing that approaches $9,696, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $21K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and around two-thirds collect vision insurance. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 73 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Corporate Recruiter Salary (?
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$38,929 - $74,194
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MEDIAN: $53,563
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Corporate Recruiter Salary (?
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$15.25 - $39.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,929 - $74,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,255  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,511  
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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$39,865 - $79,200  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $39.43  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $46.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,255  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$39,865 - $79,200  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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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For Corporate Recruiters, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Senior Corporate Recruiter will earn an extra $20K annually than those further down the career ladder. More often than not, a Human Resources Manager role is the next step for Corporate Recruiters moving up in the field, a transition which results in an annual $1,915 pay raise. Many other Corporate Recruiters choose to take on a Human Resources (HR) Generalist role, where salaries typically go down by $9,437.

Corporate Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter

Survey results suggest that Corporate Recruiters use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Full-Cycle Recruiting and Sourcing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent respectively. Most people experienced in Recruiting also know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Corporate Recruiters can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $51K, increasing to $60K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $67K after 10 to 20 years. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Corporate Recruiters at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $67K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$56,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Corporate Recruiters, 27 percent higher than the national average. Corporate Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+25 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Plano. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (-4 percent) and Tampa (-4 percent).

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Corporate Recruiter Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

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$56,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%
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