Corporate Recruiter Salary (United States)

The average Corporate Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $55,680 annually. Pay ranges from $39,865 on the low end to $79,200 per year on the higher side. In the world of Corporate Recruiters, overall cash earnings stretch from $38,929 near the bottom to $74,194 near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run near $11,255 and profit sharing that can exceed $9,696, along with commissions approaching $21K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Corporate Recruiters making up 73 percent of workers. Most Corporate Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
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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More often than not, Corporate Recruiters can expect a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Senior Corporate Recruiter can offer an extra $20K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. A Human Resources Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Corporate Recruiters, and paychecks swell by $1,915 per year. a Human Resources (HR) Generalist position is another common transition for Corporate Recruiters; in this role, salaries typically decrease by $9,437.

Corporate Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter

Survey takers who work as Corporate Recruiters typically report just a few professional skills. Full-Cycle Recruiting and Sourcing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent respectively. Those educated in Recruiting tend to be well-versed in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Corporate Recruiters can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, pay rises to approximately $60K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $67K. Salary increase slows as Corporate Recruiters pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $67K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

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. Irvine, Boston, Atlanta, and San Francisco also offer top salaries for Corporate Recruiters. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 25 percent, 20 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent more, respectively. Plano is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Dallas and Tampa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -4 percent and -4 percent, respectively.

Corporate Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Recruiter?
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

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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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