Entry-Level Recruiter Salary

Entry-Level Recruiters take home approximately $43K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $12K, $10K, and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Recruiters can bottom out near $30K or top out at around $66K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Entry-Level Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,446 - $63,850
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$43K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,430
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$11.84 - $25.28
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MEDIAN: $15.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,446 - $63,850  
   
Bonus
$305.59 - $12,395  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,054  
Commission
$2,466 - $20,102  
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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$30,207 - $65,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,024
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$15.32 - $38.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$305.59 - $12,395  
   
Commission
$2,466 - $20,102  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,054  
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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$30,207 - $65,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 887

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Entry-Level Recruiters fill the offices of leading firms Aerotek, Insight Global, Inc., Kelly Services, Inc., TEKsystems, Inc, and Adecco. Employees of Amazon.com Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $77K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $49K to $99K. Verizon Wireless, Kelly Services, Inc., and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Recruiters earning around $60K, $47K, or $46K at each firm, 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. Employees at TEKsystems, Inc, Express Employment Professionals, and Adecco can also expect below-average earnings of $38K, $39K, and $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,783

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Recruiters that is 50 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Raleigh and Milwaukee (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Recruiter

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 516 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Recruiter Salaries

▲13%


▲10%



▲3%


Employee Relations
▲3%


▲1%

Interviewing
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 516 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%
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