Corporate Recruiter Salary

The average Corporate Recruiter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Total cash compensation for Corporate Recruiters runs from $40K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Recruiters making up 73 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,585 - $76,618
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,420
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$15.38 - $40.31
(Median)
$15
$24
$40
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,585 - $76,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,884  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$40,437 - $80,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $40.31  
   
Overtime
$21.16 - $43.97  
National Annualized 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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,884  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,917  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$40,437 - $80,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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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Advancing into a Senior Corporate Recruiter role seems to be a popular career move for Corporate Recruiters, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $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


Survey results imply that Corporate Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. 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. The majority of those who know Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $68K by contrast.

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 (+33 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Irvine (+13 percent). Plano is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Dallas and 3 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
up arrow 4%

Sourcing
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National Average
$57,000

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Interviewing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 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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