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Corporate Recruiter Salary

The average Corporate Recruiter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Overall cash earnings for Corporate Recruiters stretch from $40K on the lower end to $81K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. For the most part, Corporate Recruiters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Corporate Recruiters survey respondents are women (73 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,624 - $76,073
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,400
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$15.29 - $39.81
(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
$39,624 - $76,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,529  
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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$40,446 - $80,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,037
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
$15.29 - $39.81  
   
Overtime
$21.16 - $46.21  
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 - $11,529  
   
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).
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$40,446 - $80,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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. 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 $1K 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, Sourcing, Hiring, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people 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.


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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Corporate Recruiters who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 41 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 (+22 percent), Irvine (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Plano, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Oklahoma City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 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
$57,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Hiring
0%

National Average
$57,000

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

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
32%
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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