Recruitment Consultant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Recruitment Consultants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $51K, and on average, close to two-fifths of that final number comes from commissions. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Recruitment Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half.

$30,690 - $75,043
$31K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,756
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$13.93 - $80.00
$14
$34
$80
MEDIAN: $34.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,690 - $75,043  
   
Bonus
$1,017 - $25,602  
Commission
$2,367 - $40,547  
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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$31,295 - $102,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $80.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,017 - $25,602  
   
Commission
$2,367 - $40,547  
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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$31,295 - $102,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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, 15 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $49K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $58K. Recruitment Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Recruitment Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,430

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

Recruitment Consultants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Recruitment Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent) and Houston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (4 percent lower) and Atlanta (1 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Recruitment Consultant

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲98%

Experienced
▲39%

▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries


▲15%

Sourcing
▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$51,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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