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Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

Average Human Resources Recruiters in the United States make around $45K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Human Resources Recruiters. Ranging between $30K near the bottom and $64K near the top, total earnings can include up to $6K from bonuses and up to $6K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $20K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Human Resources Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Human Resources Recruiters survey respondents are women (76 percent). A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$31,427 - $62,803
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45K
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MEDIAN: $44,566
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$11.62 - $25.35
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,427 - $62,803  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,755  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $6,068  
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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$29,545 - $63,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $25.35  
   
Overtime
$17.65 - $38.78  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,755  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $6,068  
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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$29,545 - $63,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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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Human Resources Recruiters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Human Resources Manager. The average Human Resources Manager bring home $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 33 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. Human Resources Recruiters bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $55K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 33%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%



Recruiting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Employee Relations
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%