Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

An average Recruiter in the United States can expect to take home roughly $41K per year. Cash earnings for Recruiters — including $10K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $28K to $67K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,983 - $66,432
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,399
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$10.95 - $23.08
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$29,983 - $66,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,763  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $15,319  
Commission
$101.37 - $19,911  
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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$27,887 - $67,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 800
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $23.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.00  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $32.30  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,763  
   
Commission
$101.37 - $19,911  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $15,319  
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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$27,887 - $67,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 293
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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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It's not very common for Recruiters to move on to become Human Resources Directors. Average pay for a Human Resources Director is $79K annually. Recruiters most often move into positions as Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists; those groups report median salaries that are $17K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Survey takers working as Recruiters report using a large range of professional skills. 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 28 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bilingual, Customer Service, and Customer Relations. Many workers who know Human Resources also know 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.


For many Recruiters, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Recruiters see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $60K on average.

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 47%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$41,000


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

Sourcing
up arrow 28%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Recruiting
up arrow 7%

Hiring
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Sales
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Customer Relations
up arrow 14%

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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