Recruiter Salary

The average pay for a Recruiter is $46,368 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 and Full-Cycle Recruiting.

$33,007 - $72,164
$33K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,961
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$12.12 - $29.28
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MEDIAN: $16.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,007 - $72,164  
   
Bonus
$195.79 - $13,545  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,123  
Commission
$2,073 - $20,590  
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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$30,952 - $74,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $29.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$16.66 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$195.79 - $13,545  
   
Commission
$2,073 - $20,590  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,123  
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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$30,952 - $74,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,248

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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

  • 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.
  • Network extensively to find potential candidates and clients.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 3,911 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 1,384 salaries. An experienced Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 716 salaries. A Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 149 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,070

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Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Recruiter?

Recruiter in Manchester:
"It's not for everyone."
Pros: I like the fact that I help people, and I can wear whatever I want in the office.
Cons: I don't believe that I'm cut out for the industry itself. There's obviously a lot of pressure, and the metrics-driven culture is one that I didn't really consider before I took the job.

Recruiter in Baltimore:
"Flexibility."
Pros: Flexible work from home days, 9 paid sick days, casual environment, great company culture.
Cons: Lack of room for growth or professional development.

Recruiter in Dallas:
Pros: Its a hands on environment, we helped employees find jobs where they enjoyed working as well as felt comfortable in a work place.
Cons:

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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Key Stats for Recruiter

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 763 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Recruiter Salaries

▲38%

▲27%

▲19%

National Average
$47,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 763 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%
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