Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

Recruiters in the United States take home an average $43K annually. Total cash compensation for Recruiters runs from $27K to $66K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Most Recruiters survey respondents are women (76 percent). For the most part, Recruiters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,477 - $68,762
$30K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,806
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$11.71 - $22.25
$12
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.49
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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
$30,477 - $68,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,977  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,443  
Commission
$1,010 - $29,360  
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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$27,003 - $65,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $32.25  
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 - $9,977  
   
Commission
$1,010 - $29,360  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,443  
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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$27,003 - $65,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 269

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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 some Recruiters move into positions like Human Resources Director (where the average salary is $80K), this progression is not the norm. 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 deep pool 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 11 percent and 18 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. Human Resources and Recruiting are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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 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 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

▲13%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$40,000

▼6%

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


Training
▲14%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲11%

Hiring
▲9%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲8%

Customer Relations
▲4%

Sourcing
▲2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲2%

Sales
▲1%

Human Resources
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Customer Service
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Bilingual
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 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
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%
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