Pay for Recruiters in the United States is very modest at just $42K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Recruiters making up 77 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,989 - $67,397
$30K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,749
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90%

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$11.65 - $22.00
$12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,989 - $67,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,603  
Profit Sharing
$10.00  
Commission
$2,521 - $29,572  
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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$26,653 - $64,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $22.00  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $31.94  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,603  
   
Commission
$2,521 - $29,572  
Profit Sharing
$10.00  
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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$26,653 - $64,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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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Recruiters do not often transition into Human Resources Director roles. The role averages $80K per year. Recruiters moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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


Recruiters report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bilingual, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Sourcing. It is not unusual for someone who knows Human Resources to be familiar with Recruiting as well.

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

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $37K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $56K.

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 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 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$40,000


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

Training
up arrow 17%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Hiring
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Customer Relations
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%


Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Sourcing
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Bilingual
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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