Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

Recruiters in the United States pull down an average of $43K annually. The range in cash compensation to Recruiters (largely between $27K and $67K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $29K from profit sharing, and commissions of $30K in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Recruiters survey respondents are women (76 percent). Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,581 - $69,644
$31K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $42,992
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$11.73 - $22.47
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MEDIAN: $15.89
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$0$69K
Salary $30,581 - $69,644
Bonus $0.00 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,603
Commission $1,007 - $29,467
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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$27,529 - $66,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 583
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $22.47
Overtime $9.58 - $34.62
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,836
Commission $1,007 - $29,467
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,603
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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$27,529 - $66,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 303

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Job Description for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter

Employment, recruitment, or placement specialists/recruiters are in charge of finding and placing effective job candidates within their organization according to the projects' and teams' requirements. They are responsible for matching job requirements with possible personnel, conducting extensive research based on the position needs, and interacting with employers and prospective candidates. These specialists provide training opportunities as required and give detailed guidance to prospective employees regarding potential benefits and job responsibilities. Employment, recruitment, or placement specialists/recruiters also conduct appropriate drug and background checks for candidates.

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Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Tasks

  • 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.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter


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Though it's uncommon, some Recruiters move into roles as Human Resources Directors, where pay is an average $80K per year. When Recruiters are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $7K, respectively.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Training, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Competency in Human Resources frequently indicates knowledge of Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter

Pay by Experience for an Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 508 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 121 salaries. An Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 43 salaries.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter?

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter in Winter Haven:
"I love helping people get a job, but do not care for my empl."
Pros: Helping someone bring value to their life with employment.
Cons: Too many upper management changes. No recognition for my hard work, and over looked often in the eyes of corporate.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter in Montgomery:
"Best Kept Secret in the Air Force."
Pros: *I was able to give people a 2nd chance on doing something with themselves. *Meeting all different diversity of people. *Helping out my community also helping out my economy. *Satisfaction that I did something good for an individual who is needing help. *Able to give people the same opportunities and benefits that I am able to utilize. *Able to screen applicant who wouldn't the best interest of the Air Force.(Company)
Cons: *I love my job and the least thing that I don't like is that sometimes I don't get to be home at reasonable time to spend time with my wife.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter in Orlando:
"Stress level."
Pros: Flexibility when not teaching and on the road.
Cons: Too much work, not enough staff long hours and some weekends.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter in Dallas:
"Recruitment specialist."
Pros: Freedom and ability to help find people jobs and make a difference in their lives. Being copontent and able to help fill positions for companies and employees.
Cons: Lack of structure.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter in Valdosta:
"Staffing And Recruitment."
Pros: I love the people in my job. I love my co-workers and the people that I meet everyday. I love finding people jobs and helping them in their lives. I love the process of forming a new relationship with a prospect that is looking for work and helping them find the job for them and also I love forming a relationship with a new client that I know I can help find suitable applicants for their positions.
Cons: I hate the management. I work in an office by myself and basically handle all of the administrative, clerical, data entry, answering phones, and also handle all of the recruitment, placements, cold-calling prospects, and talking to companies looking for applicants.

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Key Stats for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲13%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$40,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salaries


Training
▲13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲10%

Hiring
▲8%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲7%

Customer Relations
▲3%

Sourcing
▲2%

Sales
▲1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲1%

Human Resources
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Customer Service
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Bilingual
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%
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