Recruitment Consultant Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just over a half) of total compensation for Recruitment Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $53K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Recruitment Consultants (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$33,444 - $72,436
$33K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,122
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$13.80 - $81.09
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$81
MEDIAN: $31.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$33,444 - $72,436  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $25,532  
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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$34,974 - $95,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $81.09  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,021 - $25,532  
   
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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$34,974 - $95,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, Sourcing, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Applicant Tracking System. The majority of those who know Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Recruitment Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Recruitment Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recruitment Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Recruitment Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 27 salaries. A Recruitment Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,558

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

Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Recruitment Consultants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Recruitment Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent) and Houston (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (6 percent lower) and Atlanta (4 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Recruitment Consultant

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲94%

Experienced
▲36%

▲11%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries


▲12%

Sourcing
▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$53,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 24%
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