Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Recruiters in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $41K per year. Overall cash earnings for Recruiters stretch from $28K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,697 - $65,190

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$10.64 - $25.05

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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
$29,697 - $65,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,901  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $18,596  
Commission
$1,292 - $25,342  
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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$28,442 - $67,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,259
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $25.05  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $36.62  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,901  
   
Commission
$1,292 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $18,596  
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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$28,442 - $67,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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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 some Recruiters move into positions like Human Resources Director (where the average salary is $78K), this progression is not the norm. Career advancement for the typical Recruiter often leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager or a Human Resources Generalist; median salaries in these positions are $17K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Survey results imply that Recruiters deploy a deep pool of skills 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 26 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Sales. Those with knowledge of Human Resources tend to be skilled in Recruiting as well.

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

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


Recruiters do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. Recruiters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 37%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$41,000


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 Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$41,000

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 9%

Human Resources
up arrow 9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Bilingual
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 287 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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