Earnings for Human Resources Recruiters in the United States come in at around $48K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Recruiters approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $66K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Recruiters. Female Human Resources Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,570 - $67,756
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,555
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90%

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$12.05 - $24.00
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,570 - $67,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,027  
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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$30,167 - $65,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $24.00  
   
Overtime
$13.27 - $34.47  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,027  
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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$30,167 - $65,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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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While not commonly seen, Human Resources Recruiters who transition into a Human Resources Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Human Resources Managers is $59K per year. When Human Resources Recruiters are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Generalists or Recruiters. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $3K, respectively.

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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 Benefits & Compensation, Sourcing, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 58 percent, 31 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Training, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know 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.


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 $50K. For Human Resources Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,220

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

For Human Resources Recruiters, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Human Resources Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+24 percent), Denver (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Cleveland (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 4 percent less in St. Paul and 2 percent less in Boston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 58%

Sourcing
up arrow 31%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%


Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

Employee Relations
0%

National Average
$43,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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