Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

The average Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $41K annually. Total cash earnings of Recruiters range from $29K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $15K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field — approximately one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,709 - $65,138
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,101
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$10.69 - $25.18
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,709 - $65,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,922  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $15,456  
Commission
$1,449 - $25,949  
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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$28,668 - $67,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,922  
   
Commission
$1,449 - $25,949  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $15,456  
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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$28,668 - $67,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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.

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


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While Recruiters do not often become Human Resources Directors, the job pays $78K per year on average. 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 $17K and $5K, respectively.

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Recruiters seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Sourcing, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication, Human Resources, and Sales. Experience with Human Resources is often linked with knowledge of Recruiting.

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

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Reviews

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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$42,000


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

Sourcing
up arrow 26%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Recruiting
up arrow 5%

Hiring
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$42,000

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 8%

Human Resources
up arrow 9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 319 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%
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