Corporate Recruiter Salary

Corporate Recruiters in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K per year. Final cash compensation to Corporate Recruiters varies from around $40K to approximately $81K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $3K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Most Corporate Recruiters survey respondents are women (73 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,589 - $76,799

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$15.27 - $40.12

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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
$39,589 - $76,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,918  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,117  
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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$40,380 - $81,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $40.12  
   
Overtime
$21.12 - $45.45  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,918  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,917  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,117  
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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$40,380 - $81,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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. The most common next step for a Corporate Recruiter is to become a Human Resources Manager or a Senior Recruiter. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, Recruiting, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Interviewing. Those educated in Full-Cycle Recruiting tend to be well versed in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Recruiter

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Corporate Recruiters that is 44 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Irvine (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Plano. Workers in Pittsburgh and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less).

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
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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
up arrow 3%

Interviewing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 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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