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Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Recruiters ordinarily take home approximately $41K per year. 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 $20K in exceptional cases. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Entry-Level Recruiters are women (70 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Recruiters. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,062 - $61,257
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Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (?
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$11.00 - $24.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,062 - $61,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,244  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,094  
Commission
$1,350 - $20,000  
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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$29,429 - $63,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,843
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $24.88  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $40.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,244  
   
Commission
$1,350 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,094  
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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$29,429 - $63,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Recruiter

Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Recruiters include Aerotek, Kelly Services, Inc., TEKsystems, Inc, Adecco, and Verizon Wireless. Those at Amazon.com Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $63K. Entry-Level Recruiters will also find cushy salaries at Verizon Wireless (+$60K), Randstad North America (+$60K, $43K), and Farmers Insurance Group (+$40K).
Employees at Adecco Employment Services, Aerotek, and Insight Global, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $35K, $36K, and $38K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Entry-Level Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, and New York are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Recruiters earning around 29 percent, 25 percent, 25 percent, and 19 percent more than average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 5 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Atlanta and 2 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Recruiter Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
70%
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Male
30%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%