Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary (United States)

An Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter earns an average salary of $41,534 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Sourcing is associated with high pay for this job.
Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary (?
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$29,862 - $66,247
(Median)
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52K
66K
MEDIAN: $41,533
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Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary (?
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$10.63 - $25.24
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,862 - $66,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,192  
Profit Sharing
$615 - $14,617  
Commission
$1,410 - $25,434  
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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$29,095 - $69,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $25.24  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $36.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,192  
   
Commission
$1,410 - $25,434  
Profit Sharing
$615 - $14,617  
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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$29,095 - $69,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 659
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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New York
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$42,000
Minneapolis
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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 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$42,000

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

Sourcing
up arrow 24%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%
Recruiting
up arrow 4%
Hiring
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$42,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 4%
Sales
up arrow 9%
Human Resources
up arrow 10%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 679 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%