Corporate Recruiters in the United States take home approximately $55K annually on average. Total cash incomes of Corporate Recruiters run from $41K to $81K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K, profit sharing that reaches $6K, and some commissions of nearly $24K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. 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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$39,913 - $77,222
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$40K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,825
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$15.95 - $36.43
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,913 - $77,222  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,333  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,960  
Commission
$596 - $23,672  
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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$40,629 - $80,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 995
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $46.05  
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 - $10,333  
   
Commission
$596 - $23,672  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,960  
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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$40,629 - $80,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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 who transition into a Talent Acquisition Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $80K per year. Corporate Recruiters most often move into positions as Senior Corporate Recruiters or Human Resources Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $20K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Recruiter


Corporate Recruiters seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Applicant Tracking System Software, Negotiation, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Applicant Tracking System, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Interviewing. 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.


For Corporate Recruiters, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. On average, Corporate Recruiters make $68K following one to two decades on the job. Corporate Recruiters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,683

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

For Corporate Recruiters, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Corporate Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+15 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Plano, 9 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Houston and Tampa (5 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

Employee Relations
up arrow 7%


Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Sourcing
0%

National Average
$57,000

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Interviewing
up arrow 5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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