Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Recruiters in the United States is around $43K annually. Total cash compensation to Recruiters approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $66K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $29K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Recruiters survey respondents are women (76 percent). Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,547 - $68,535
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$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,732
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$11.79 - $22.22
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$0$68K
Salary $30,547 - $68,535
Bonus $0.00 - $10,227
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,806
Commission $1,000 - $29,676
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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$27,782 - $66,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 572
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.79 - $22.22
Overtime $9.30 - $34.12
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,227
Commission $1,000 - $29,676
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,806
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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$27,782 - $66,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 278

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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 who advance into the role of a Human Resources Director are fairly uncommon. Human Resources Directors on average earn $80K per year. The most common next step for a Recruiter is to become a Human Resources Manager or a Human Resources Generalist. The former position pays an additional $19K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Job Listings

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


Recruiters seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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. Recruiting is a skill commonly found among those who know Human Resources.

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
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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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

▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Customer Service
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Bilingual
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%
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