Corporate Recruiter Salary

Pay for Corporate Recruiters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Total cash earnings of Corporate Recruiters range from $41K on the low end to $81K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $9K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Corporate Recruiters is high. Most Corporate Recruiters survey respondents are women (73 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,579 - $76,218
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,288
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$15.38 - $40.08
(Median)
$15
$23
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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
$39,579 - $76,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,633  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$40,555 - $80,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $40.08  
   
Overtime
$21.06 - $44.69  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,633  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,566  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$40,555 - $80,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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 often transition into Senior Corporate Recruiter positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Corporate Recruiters earn $76K per year. It is quite typical for Corporate Recruiters to transition into roles as Human Resources Managers or Senior Recruiters, where reported median earnings are $1K and $10K higher per year.

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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. 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.


Corporate Recruiters with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Corporate Recruiters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Corporate Recruiters, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Corporate Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent), Boston (+26 percent), Irvine (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+18 percent). In Plano, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (8 percent less) and Oklahoma City (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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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