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Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

Recruiters in the United States pull down an average of $41K annually. In the world of Recruiters, total cash compensation ranges from $29K on the lower end to $68K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $10K and profit sharing that approaches $15K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $26K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Recruiters is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,789 - $65,329
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,146
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90%

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$10.67 - $25.25
(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
$29,789 - $65,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $15,205  
Commission
$1,468 - $25,532  
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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$28,874 - $68,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,455
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
$10.67 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $35.09  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Commission
$1,468 - $25,532  
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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$28,874 - $68,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446

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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 not commonly seen, Recruiters who transition into a Human Resources Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Human Resources Directors is $78K per year. Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists are common next-step roles for Recruiters moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Managers is $16K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Human Resources Generalists.

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Recruiters seem to exploit a large range 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 25 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication, Human Resources, and Sales. Employees educated in Human Resources are typically practiced in Recruiting, too.

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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Recruiters — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. Recruiters see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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 31%

Experienced
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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 379 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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