Entry-Level Recruiter Salary

An average Entry-Level Recruiter can expect to take home roughly $44K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Recruiters stretch from $30K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Entry-Level Recruiters make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,113 - $64,493
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$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,395
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$11.96 - $25.36
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MEDIAN: $16.25
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$0$66K
Salary $32,113 - $64,493
Bonus $288.03 - $12,153
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,350
Commission $2,440 - $20,039
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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$30,339 - $66,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,145
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.96 - $25.36
Hourly Tips $1.20
Overtime $16.59 - $39.74
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $288.03 - $12,153
Commission $2,440 - $20,039
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,350
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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$30,339 - $66,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 977

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Aerotek, Insight Global, Inc., Kelly Services, Inc., TEKsystems, Inc, and Adecco are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Recruiters. The biggest paychecks can be found at Amazon.com Inc — the median salary there is $77K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $49K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $99K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Verizon Wireless, Kelly Services, Inc., and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, where Entry-Level Recruiters typically earn around $60K, $47K, or $46K, respectively.

Insight Global, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $37K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $45K and scope of pay is rather limited. TEKsystems, Inc, Express Employment Professionals, and Adecco also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $38K, $39K, and $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,444

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

Surpassing the national average by 47 percent, Entry-Level Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Raleigh (8 percent lower) and Milwaukee (5 percent lower).

Recruiter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Recruiter in Fort Worth:
"It requires pascience, organizational skill and persevirence."
Customer Service will take you a long way.

Key Stats for Recruiter

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 583 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Recruiter Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 583 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%
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