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Corporate Recruiter Salary

Corporate Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Corporate Recruiters — as high as $12K, $9K and $25K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $40K to $80K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,507 - $75,885
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,214
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90%

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$15.31 - $39.76
(Median)
$15
$23
$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
$39,507 - $75,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,674  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,808  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,566  
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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$40,319 - $80,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,051
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $39.76  
   
Overtime
$21.26 - $45.90  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,674  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,566  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,808  
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).
)
$40,319 - $80,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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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. When Corporate Recruiters are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Senior Recruiters. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $10K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Survey results show that Corporate Recruiters use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Interviewing, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


For Corporate Recruiters, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Corporate Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Corporate Recruiters with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Corporate Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Corporate Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Boston (+23 percent), Atlanta (+22 percent), and Irvine (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Plano, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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
$56,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Sourcing
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Interviewing
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National Average
$56,000

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 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
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 14%
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