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Recruiter Salary

The average pay for a Recruiter is $45,241 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation, Interviewing, and Full-Cycle Recruiting.

$31,133 - $69,814
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,240
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$11.68 - $31.83
(Median)
$12
$17
$32
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,133 - $69,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $10,094  
Commission
$1,229 - $20,779  
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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$30,561 - $73,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,951
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $31.83  
   
Overtime
$16.52 - $46.44  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
   
Commission
$1,229 - $20,779  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $10,094  
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).
)
$30,561 - $73,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 959

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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.

Common Career Paths for Recruiter


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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

Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Recruiter?

Recruiter in Denver:
"Finding, Encouraging, and Empowering People."
Pros: I love having the ability to have a hand in shaping my position and paving the way for the future of recruiting at my company. Even more so, I love helping others by being able to open doors of opportunity for them.
Cons: I dislike feeling overwhelmed by my job, which can often incorporate lots of HR and marketing tasks on a one-woman recruiting "team."

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.

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Experience Affects Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Recruiter Salaries


Interviewing
up arrow 12%




Employee Relations
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Hiring
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$46,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 759 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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