Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Human Resources (HR) Recruiters report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $42,789 per year on average. Pay generally spreads from $29,632 to $63,360 per year. Cash earnings of Human Resources (HR) Recruiters—including $5,185 bonuses, $6,068 profit sharing proceeds, and $20K commissions near the top of the pay scale—stretch from approximately $31,212 to approximately $62,783 depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Most Human Resources (HR) Recruiters are women (77 percent). Most Human Resources (HR) Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary (?
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$31,212 - $62,783
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MEDIAN: $44,371
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Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary (?
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$11.74 - $25.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,212 - $62,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,185  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $6,068  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$29,632 - $63,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $37.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,185  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $6,068  
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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$29,632 - $63,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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 (HR) Recruiters may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Human Resources Manager position may earn an additional $14,806 per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Typical Human Resources (HR) Recruiters report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Sourcing, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Human Resources indicates knowledge of Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $41K can reach $48K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $48K. Pay continues to grow for Human Resources (HR) Recruiters after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $59K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$43,000
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For those looking to make money, Human Resources (HR) Recruiters in San Antonio enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Human Resources (HR) Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Cleveland (+18 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
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Recruiting
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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