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Recruiter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Recruiter is $44,895 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, Training, and Full-Cycle Recruiting.
Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,966 - $69,629
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MEDIAN: $44,894
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Recruiter Salary (?
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$11.50 - $32.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,966 - $69,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,356  
Profit Sharing
$103.00 - $10,147  
Commission
$1,476 - $22,918  
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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$30,553 - $73,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $32.23  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $47.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,356  
   
Commission
$1,476 - $22,918  
Profit Sharing
$103.00 - $10,147  
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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$30,553 - $73,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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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

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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

Training
up arrow 19%
Interviewing
up arrow 8%
Human Resources
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Hiring
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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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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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 600 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 20%