The average Human Resources Recruiter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $47K per year. Total cash compensation for Human Resources Recruiters runs from $30K to $64K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,582 - $66,967
$35K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,488
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$12.20 - $23.91
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,582 - $66,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,175  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $3,064  
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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$30,188 - $64,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $23.91  
   
Overtime
$13.45 - $38.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $3,064  
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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$30,188 - $64,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Human Resources Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. Human Resources Recruiters moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Generalists or Recruiters. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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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 11 percent, respectively. Training, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. For Human Resources Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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: $43,128

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

Home to some of the best pay for Human Resources Recruiters, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Human Resources Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), San Antonio (+24 percent), Denver (+24 percent), and Cleveland (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Paul and Houston (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
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Sourcing
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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National Average
$43,000

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Training
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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