Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

Human Resources Recruiters in the United States pull down an average of $45K annually. In the world of Human Resources Recruiters, total cash compensation ranges from $30K on the lower end to $63K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $6K and profit sharing that approaches $4K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $20K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Human Resources Recruiters survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,195 - $62,367
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,772
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$11.80 - $25.10
(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
$32,195 - $62,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,927  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $4,494  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$29,762 - $62,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 527
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $40.14  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,927  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$29,762 - $62,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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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 who transition into a Human Resources Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $58K per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


Survey results imply that Human Resources Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. 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 32 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Human Resources also 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. Human Resources Recruiters bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $45K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 32%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%



Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%