Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salary

Recruiters in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $42K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Female Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Work is enjoyable for Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,250 - $67,186
$30K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,239
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50%
90%

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$11.65 - $22.23
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,250 - $67,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,603  
Profit Sharing
$10.00  
Commission
$3,200 - $29,676  
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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$26,817 - $64,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 482
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $22.23  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $31.94  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,603  
   
Commission
$3,200 - $29,676  
Profit Sharing
$10.00  
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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$26,817 - $64,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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

  • 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.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter


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Recruiters do not often transition into Human Resources Director roles. The role averages $80K per year. Recruiters most often move into positions as Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists; those groups report median salaries that are $19K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter


Survey results imply that Recruiters deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Training, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bilingual and Oral / Verbal Communication. Recruiting is a skill commonly found among those who know Human Resources.

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

Pay by Experience for an Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 508 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 121 salaries. An Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 43 salaries.

Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲14%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$40,000

▼6%

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


Training
▲14%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲11%

Hiring
▲9%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲8%

Customer Relations
▲4%

Sourcing
▲3%

Sales
▲2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲2%

Human Resources
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Customer Service
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Bilingual
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%