Human Resources (HR) Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Recruiters in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $30K, and the higher rates verge on $63K per year. Total incomes of Human Resources Recruiters incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $63K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Recruiters. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 (?
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$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 (?
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 - $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.

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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 brings home $58K per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Recruiter


Survey results suggest that Human Resources Recruiters put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 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 $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 two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $47K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,751

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

Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Recruiters, 24 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Antonio (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+19 percent), and Chicago (+17 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Dallas and St. Paul are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 6 percent less than the median.

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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
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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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