Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Recruiters in the United States is around $48K per year. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Recruiters range from $31K on the low end to $65K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $3K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Recruiters making up 76 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,697 - $68,940
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$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,995
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$13.06 - $23.22
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$0$68K
Salary $34,697 - $68,940
Bonus $0.00 - $7,599
Profit Sharing $242.40 - $2,576
Commission $2,000
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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$30,661 - $64,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 380
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.06 - $23.22
Overtime $13.59 - $34.72
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,599
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $242.40 - $2,576
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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$30,661 - $64,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 210

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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

  • 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 Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


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Human Resources Recruiters may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Recruiter, where median compensation is $69K annually. Human Resources Recruiters most often move into positions as Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


Survey results suggest that Human Resources Recruiters use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Benefits & Compensation, Sourcing, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 59 percent, 32 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. Most people familiar with Human Resources also know Full-Cycle Recruiting and Employee Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 390 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 115 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,047

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Recruiters, 26 percent above the national average. Human Resources Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Cleveland (+21 percent), Pittsburgh (+20 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Human Resources Recruiters' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Human Resources Recruiters in St. Louis bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (15 percent lower) and San Antonio (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

▲18%

▲14%

▲13%

National Average
$43,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
▲59%

Sourcing
▲32%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲12%



Recruiting
▼0%

Employee Relations
▼0%

National Average
$43,000


▼2%

Training
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%
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