Recruiters in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $42K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Recruiters is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Recruiters making up 77 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,047 - $66,610
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,704
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90%

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$11.66 - $21.79
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,047 - $66,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,396  
Profit Sharing
$6.50  
Commission
$2,636 - $29,992  
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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$26,741 - $63,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 457
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $21.79  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $32.09  
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 - $9,396  
   
Commission
$2,636 - $29,992  
Profit Sharing
$6.50  
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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$26,741 - $63,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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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

  • 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.

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There are some Recruiters — though it's uncommon — that transition into Human Resources Directors, where earnings are an average $80K annually. Recruiters typically move into roles as Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists, and those positions pay $19K more and $8K more, respectively.

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


Recruiters report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Hiring, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bilingual, Customer Service, and Oral / Verbal Communication. Recruiting is a skill commonly found among those who know Human Resources.

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

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


Recruiters with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $37K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $45K on average. Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $57K.

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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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Experience Affects Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$40,000


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

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%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Sourcing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Bilingual
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 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: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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