Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

For Human Resources Recruiters, annual average wages total $46K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $63K per year. Cash earnings for Human Resources Recruiters — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $63K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Human Resources Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,924 - $62,986
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,705
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$11.94 - $25.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,924 - $62,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,925  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $4,400  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$30,210 - $62,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $25.11  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,925  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $4,400  
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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$30,210 - $62,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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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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For Human Resources Recruiters, progressing to a Human Resources Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Human Resources Manager can earn $58K annually.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


Human Resources Recruiters generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 30 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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.


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. For Human Resources Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $47K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,751

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

For Human Resources Recruiters, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Human Resources Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+19 percent), and Chicago (+17 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and St. Paul also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 30%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%


Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Employee Relations
0%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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