Entry-Level Recruiter Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than three-quarters of Entry-Level Recruiters have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $41,527 per year. Overall cash allowance—including $10,244 potential for bonuses and profit sharing each and $20K commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $30,062 and $61,257. The specific employer and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 70 percent of workers. 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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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Recruiter

Aerotek, Kelly Services, Inc., TEKsystems, Inc, Adecco, and Verizon Wireless are all popular places to work. For Entry-Level Recruiters, comfortable salaries can be found at Amazon.com Inc; in fact, typical earnings are around $62,597, the highest in the area. Verizon Wireless, Randstad North America, and Farmers Insurance Group also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Recruiters. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $60,373, $42,533, and $39,996, respectively.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Adecco, with a median salary of $34,131, about half of the rate of the top paying employer. Adecco Employment Services, Aerotek and Insight Global, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $35,065, $35,547, and $37,623.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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For Entry-Level Recruiters, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, and New York, top-paying markets where Entry-Level Recruiters rake in more than the national norm (+29 percent, +25 percent, +25 percent, and +19 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average. 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.

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%
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