Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, 55 percent 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 begins at $29,632 on the low end and climbs to $63,360 per year near the top. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Human Resources (HR) Recruiters—as high as $5,185, $6,068 and $20K, respectively—each contribute to the degree of variability within overall compensation, ranging from $29,632 to $63,360. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and most earn dental coverage. Most Human Resources (HR) Recruiters are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction for Human Resources (HR) Recruiters is high. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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  
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  
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 enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Human Resources Manager can offer an extra $14,806 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

Human Resources Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Human Resources (HR) Recruiters report using a wide range of professional 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. Most people experienced in Human Resources also know 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.
Standard salaries begin at $41K and can reach $48K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $48K. After two decades in the field, Human Resources (HR) Recruiters continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $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 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within 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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Cleveland (+18 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
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$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%