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Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

Human Resources Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $45K per year on average. 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 and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Recruiters is high. Most Human Resources Recruiters survey respondents are women (78 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,476 - $62,828
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,821
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90%

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$11.87 - $25.24
(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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,476 - $62,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,001  
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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$29,763 - $63,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 534
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
$11.87 - $25.24  
   
Overtime
$17.53 - $40.06  
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 - $6,001  
   
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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$29,763 - $63,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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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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At the upper end, Human Resources Recruiters who move into a Human Resources Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Human Resources Managers is a much higher $58K per year.

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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 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. Most people familiar with 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Human Resources Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $47K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 31%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%



Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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