The average pay for a Recruiter is $45,902 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.

$32,387 - $71,601
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$72K
MEDIAN: $45,902
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$12.06 - $29.38
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,387 - $71,601  
   
Bonus
$297.48 - $13,018  
Profit Sharing
$161.07 - $10,179  
Commission
$2,039 - $20,744  
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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$30,857 - $74,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $29.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$16.11 - $40.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$297.48 - $13,018  
   
Commission
$2,039 - $20,744  
Profit Sharing
$161.07 - $10,179  
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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$30,857 - $74,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,115
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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

National Average: $46,319

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Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Recruiter?

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.

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



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Employee Relations
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Recruiting
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National Average
$46,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Customer Service
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 702 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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