Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (United States)

Just under nine-tenths of Entry-Level Recruiters are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $41,527 annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Recruiters varies from $29,429 to $63,546; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10,244 each. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical while about two-thirds get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 70 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,062 - $61,257
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MEDIAN: $40,694
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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

Many Entry-Level Recruiters can be found at Aerotek, Kelly Services, Inc., TEKsystems, Inc, Adecco, and Verizon Wireless, firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Amazon.com Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $62,597. Entry-Level Recruiters will also find cushy salaries at Verizon Wireless (+$60,373), Randstad North America (+$60,373, $42,533), and Farmers Insurance Group (+$39,996).
Adecco employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation—the median salary amounts to only $34,131, about half of the rate of the top paying employer. Workers at Adecco Employment Services, Aerotek, and Insight Global, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $35,065, $35,547, and $37,623 respectively.

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. Other big spenders include Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, and New York, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Recruiters see paychecks higher than average (+29 percent, +25 percent, +25 percent, and +19 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Atlanta and Minneapolis earn less than others in this profession; their -3 percent and -2 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.
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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%