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Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

The average Recruiter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $41K per year. Overall incomes of Recruiters — including $10K bonuses, $15K profit sharing proceeds, and $25K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $29K and $68K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Recruiters. Although approximately one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,819 - $65,408
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,284
10%
50%
90%

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$10.72 - $25.06
(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
$29,819 - $65,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,940  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $15,205  
Commission
$1,460 - $25,271  
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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$28,864 - $68,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,503
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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $34.74  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,940  
   
Commission
$1,460 - $25,271  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $15,205  
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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$28,864 - $68,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Recruiters sometimes become Human Resources Directors, where the average income is $78K per year. It is quite typical for Recruiters to transition into roles as Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists, where reported median earnings are $16K and $5K higher per year.

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Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 25 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Sales. 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. On average, Recruiters make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Recruiters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$42,000


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

Sourcing
up arrow 25%

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 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 401 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 21%
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