Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

Human Resources Recruiters in the United States take home approximately $45K annually on average. Pay generally varies between $30K and $63K per year. 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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Recruiters. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,630 - $62,548

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$11.78 - $25.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,630 - $62,548  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,970  
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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$29,832 - $62,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $37.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,970  
   
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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$29,832 - $62,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Survey results suggest that Human Resources Recruiters put a wide range of professional skills 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 31 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those educated in Human Resources tend to be well versed in 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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. Human Resources Recruiters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$43,000

Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 31%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%



Recruiting
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
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: 19%
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