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Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (United States)

Median pay for Entry-Level Recruiters is around $41K annually. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Entry-Level Recruiters. Generally sitting in the range of $29K to $64K, the final number can include almost $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $19K in exceptional cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Recruiters like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,148 - $61,654
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MEDIAN: $40,844
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Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (?
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$11.03 - $24.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,148 - $61,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,214  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$1,188 - $19,479  
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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$29,434 - $63,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $24.93  
   
Overtime
$16.17 - $39.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,214  
   
Commission
$1,188 - $19,479  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$29,434 - $63,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 573
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Recruiter

Aerotek, Kelly Services, Inc., Adecco, TEKsystems, Inc, and Verizon Wireless are all popular places to work. Amazon.com Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $63K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Verizon Wireless, Kforce Professional Staffing, and Randstad North America, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Recruiters rake in a $60K, $44K, or $43K, respectively.
Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Adecco, Adecco Employment Services, and Maxim Healthcare Services. Those companies typically pay $35K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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For Entry-Level Recruiters, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and New York (+21 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Recruiter Salaries

Training
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Interviewing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 443 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
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Male
30%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%