On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (more than a third) of final income for Recruitment Consultants. That final number averages out to $52K across the industry. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Recruitment Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Women Recruitment Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,343 - $78,906
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$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,239
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$13.99 - $84.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,343 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$2,950  
Commission
$2,400 - $40,000  
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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$33,580 - $105,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $84.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,009 - $29,087  
   
Commission
$2,400 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,950  
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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$33,580 - $105,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Recruitment Consultant


Recruitment Consultants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 14 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Applicant Tracking System. It is often found that people who know Full-Cycle Recruiting are also skilled in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $49K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $57K. Recruitment Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $104K.

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Key Stats for Recruitment Consultant

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 101%

Experienced
up arrow 58%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries


Recruiting
up arrow 14%

Sourcing
up arrow 6%

Sales
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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