Commissions form a big slice (just under a third) of total compensation for Recruitment Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $51K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one in four claim no health benefits at all.

$30,318 - $81,802
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$82K
MEDIAN: $47,473
10%
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90%

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$14.05 - $83.84
(Median)
$14
$35
$84
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,318 - $81,802  
   
Bonus
$1,163 - $25,976  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$2,433 - $39,453  
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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$31,061 - $113,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $83.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,163 - $25,976  
   
Commission
$2,433 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$31,061 - $113,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment consultants are primarily responsible for recruitment methods, assessments, and placement of employees within a company. They often work for agencies which provide advice and services to one or more companies, so conducting interviews and screenings of candidates is a common part of the job.

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Recruitment Consultant Tasks

  • Create search and sourcing strategies, prescreening and recommending qualified candidates.
  • Communicate with management during searches.
  • Collaborate with management to analyze needed positions and build recruitment strategies.

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Popular Skills for Recruitment Consultant


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Recruitment Consultants who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Applicant Tracking System. Those familiar with Full-Cycle Recruiting also tend to know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Recruitment Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $49K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $57K. Recruitment Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $80K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 98%

Experienced
up arrow 56%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries


Recruiting
up arrow 9%

Sourcing
up arrow 8%

Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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