Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

The average Human Resources Recruiter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K per year. Earnings sit near $30K on the lower side but can approach $63K per year on the higher side. Total cash compensation for Human Resources Recruiters runs from $30K to $63K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Human Resources Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,900 - $62,724
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,983
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$11.83 - $25.02
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,900 - $62,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,948  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $4,494  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,500  
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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$29,908 - $62,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $25.02  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $36.94  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,948  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,500  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $4,494  
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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$29,908 - $62,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

A human resources (HR) recruiter oversees an organization's recruiting process. The HR recruiter handles the hiring process from beginning to end; they are responsible for advertising, posting job requisitions, qualifying and interviewing applicants, and filling out all employment paperwork. The HR recruiter sets up interviews and facilitates the interview process, as well as hires and (if needed) terminates employees.

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Human Resources (HR) 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 Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


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Human Resources Recruiters may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Manager. The latter position pays an average of $58K annually.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


Human Resources Recruiters report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Sourcing, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to know Full-Cycle Recruiting and Employee Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. For Human Resources Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Human Resources Recruiters who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $43K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries



Late-Career
0%

National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 31%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%



Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%
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