Recruitment Consultant Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Recruitment Consultants (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $51K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Recruitment Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact.

$29,335 - $83,039

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$13.09 - $92.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,335 - $83,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,633  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $3,000  
Commission
$2,061 - $57,812  
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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$30,575 - $102,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $92.50  
   
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,633  
   
Commission
$2,061 - $57,812  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $3,000  
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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$30,575 - $102,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Recruitment Consultants who took the survey. Sales and Full-Cycle Recruiting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $46K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Recruitment Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Recruitment Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $90K.

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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Sales
up arrow 15%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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