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Corporate Recruiter Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for Corporate Recruiters in the United States typically comes in around $54K annually. In the world of Corporate Recruiters, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $79K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A solid majority receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. Female Corporate Recruiters make up most of the field at 73 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Recruiters. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Corporate Recruiter Salary (?
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$38,929 - $74,194
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MEDIAN: $53,563
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Corporate Recruiter Salary (?
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$15.25 - $39.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,929 - $74,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,255  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,511  
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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$39,865 - $79,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $39.43  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $46.71  
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 - $11,255  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,696  
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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$39,865 - $79,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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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For Corporate Recruiters, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Senior Corporate Recruiter will earn $76K annually. Becoming a Human Resources Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Corporate Recruiters move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $58K. Another frequent advance is for Corporate Recruiters to assume a Human Resources Generalist role; in this role, workers often earn $46K.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter

Survey takers who work as Corporate Recruiters typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, Recruiting, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Recruiting are also skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Corporate Recruiters — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $60K. On average, Corporate Recruiters make $67K following one to two decades on the job. Corporate Recruiters who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $67K on average. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$56,000
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Corporate Recruiters will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Other big spenders include Irvine, Boston, Atlanta, and San Francisco, top-paying cities where Corporate Recruiters see paychecks higher than average (+25 percent, +20 percent, +19 percent, and +15 percent). Plano is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Workers in Dallas and Tampa earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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

Recruiting
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Hiring
0%
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$56,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%