Corporate Recruiter Salary

Corporate Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $55K annually on average. Cash earnings for Corporate Recruiters — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $82K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Corporate Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Corporate Recruiters survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,002 - $77,311
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,193
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$14.87 - $39.39
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,002 - $77,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,076  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$40,689 - $81,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $39.39  
   
Overtime
$20.45 - $40.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,076  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$40,689 - $81,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Corporate Recruiter, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $76K per year. Career advancement for the typical Corporate Recruiter often leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager or a Senior Recruiter; median salaries in these positions are $1K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Corporate Recruiters generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Applicant Tracking System, Interviewing, and Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Recruiters make a median salary of $68K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,141

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Corporate Recruiters, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Corporate Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+37 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Irvine (+16 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Dallas and Tampa (6 percent lower).

Corporate Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Recruiter?

Corporate Recruiter in Los Angeles:
"Highs and Lows."
Pros: I like that I get to work closely with a team that is all focused on the same goal, and that I'm able to give deserving people good jobs.
Cons: I don't like when I feel like a salesperson. I try to avoid selling opportunities to people and sometimes as a recruiter you can be forced to push people into positions that aren't always a good fit for them.

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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Negotiation
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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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Employee Relations
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Interviewing
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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