Entry-Level Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Recruiters is around $42K per year. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Recruiters range from $30K on the low end to $65K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $11K and profit sharing that approaches $10K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $20K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,436 - $62,995
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,540
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$11.31 - $24.99
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,436 - $62,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,168  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,983  
Commission
$1,937 - $20,067  
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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$29,685 - $65,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.31 - $24.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$15.27 - $38.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,168  
   
Commission
$1,937 - $20,067  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,983  
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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$29,685 - $65,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,011
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Popular Employer Salaries for Recruiter


Aerotek, TEKsystems, Inc, Kelly Services, Inc., Adecco, and Insight Global, Inc. are all popular places to work. With a median salary of $65K, Amazon.com Inc offers Entry-Level Recruiters the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $59K and are capped at $98K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Verizon Wireless, Robert Half International Inc., and ManpowerGroup, where Entry-Level Recruiters typically earn around $60K, $44K, or $44K, respectively.

The lowest pay by far can be found at The Epitec Group — this employer offers a median salary of $35K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Insight Global, Inc. at $36K and Express Employment Professionals at $38K, though some Entry-Level Recruiters there earn up to $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,429

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Recruiters, 54 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+34 percent), New York (+29 percent), Washington (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 2 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia.

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Skills That Affect Recruiter Salaries

Interviewing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Hiring
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Human Resources
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Recruiting
0%

Customer Relations
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National Average
$42,000

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Bilingual
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 657 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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