Recruiter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Recruiter is $44,747 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation, Training, and Full-Cycle Recruiting.
Recruiter Total Pay (?
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$30,814 - $69,462
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MEDIAN: $44,747
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Recruiter Total Pay (?
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$11.48 - $32.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,814 - $69,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,359  
Profit Sharing
$5.93 - $10,186  
Commission
$1,184 - $20,632  
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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$30,531 - $73,576  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,068
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $32.19  
   
Overtime
$15.74 - $46.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,359  
   
Commission
$1,184 - $20,632  
Profit Sharing
$5.93 - $10,186  
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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$30,531 - $73,576  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,068
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Job Description for Recruiter

Recruiters work in a variety of fields, with one of the most common positions being a job recruiter. A job recruiter is hired by a particular company to find qualified employees. They often explore popular resume-posting websites and seek out qualified candidates for interviews; many recruiters often travel to job fairs and various events for job seekers. Recruiters may work for a single company or for multiple companies at once as an independent contractor.
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Recruiter Tasks
  • Source through internal candidate database as well as professional associations, referrals, and other networking resources.
  • Negotiate wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates.
  • Network extensively to find potential candidates and clients.
  • Evaluate candidates' strengths compared with clients' requirements, and recommend the best candidates to clients after a detailed screening and skill assessment.
  • Stay current on trends, emerging technologies and new and hard to find skill sets.

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Pay by Experience Level for Recruiter

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

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Recruiter?
Recruiter in Lexington:
"Awesome."
Pros: Meeting people and finding where they fit in the workforce.
Cons: Terminating lower level blue collar employees.
Recruiter in The Woodlands:
Pros: Traveling to colleges and recruiting graduating engineers.
Cons: When not recruiting your always going through resumes.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Recruiter Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Recruiter Salaries

Training
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Interviewing
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Human Resources
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Hiring
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Recruiting
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National Average
$46,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Sales
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Microsoft Office
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Social Media Marketing
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 539 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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