Corporate Recruiter Salary

The average Corporate Recruiter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $12K, $3K, and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Corporate Recruiters can bottom out near $40K or top out at around $81K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Corporate Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Corporate Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,592 - $76,863
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$40K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,535
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$15.31 - $40.02
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,592 - $76,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,930  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,117  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,917  
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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$40,390 - $81,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,092
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $40.02  
   
Overtime
$21.16 - $43.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,930  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,917  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,117  
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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$40,390 - $81,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Corporate Recruiters often transition into Senior Corporate Recruiter positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Corporate Recruiters earn $76K per year. Corporate Recruiters moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Managers or Senior Recruiters. The median paychecks in those roles are $1K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Corporate Recruiters report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, Recruiting, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Interviewing. Those educated in Full-Cycle Recruiting tend to be well versed in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Recruiters make a median salary of $69K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Corporate Recruiters, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Corporate Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+35 percent), Atlanta (+22 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Irvine (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Plano, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Pittsburgh and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent less).

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.

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Experience Affects Corporate Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Sourcing
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National Average
$57,000

Recruiting
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Hiring
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Human Resources
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Interviewing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 13%
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