Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

The average Human Resources Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $47K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Human Resources Recruiters can bottom out near $30K or peak near $65K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,627 - $67,678
$35K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,408
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$12.18 - $24.09
$12
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,627 - $67,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$30,253 - $64,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $24.09  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $3,250  
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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$30,253 - $64,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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 who go on to become Senior Recruiters may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Recruiters is $69K annually. A common career progression for a Human Resources Recruiter is to become a Human Resources Generalist or a Human Resources Manager. Compared to Human Resources Recruiters, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


Human Resources Recruiters report using a wide range 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 pay less than market rate include Training. For most people, competency in Human Resources indicates knowledge of 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,960

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

With a pay rate for Human Resources Recruiters that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Cleveland (+21 percent), Pittsburgh (+21 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, St. Louis Human Resources Recruiters have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Minneapolis and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
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%

▲15%

▲14%

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


▼1%

Training
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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