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Recruitment Consultant Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Recruitment Consultants — just under a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $52K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Female Recruitment Consultants survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. Most Recruitment Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction.

$29,963 - $86,284
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$86K
MEDIAN: $48,656
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$10.02 - $50.68
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$51
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,963 - $86,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,502  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $3,000  
Commission
$2,012 - $58,958  
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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$30,215 - $101,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $50.68  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,502  
   
Commission
$2,012 - $58,958  
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).
)
$30,215 - $101,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment consultants work with companies to attract talented workers to fill open employment positions. They collaborate with management to analyze where new employees are needed and work to develop a recruitment strategy. After this, they create search and sourcing strategies to find their pool of potential candidates. The recruitment consultant narrows the pool by prescreening the candidates and then recommends qualified candidates to the company's hiring team. Recruitment consultants keep open communication lines with management during this process in order to ensure that the company's personnel needs are met. Some recruitment consultants may hold dedicated positions in a company's human resources department, while others may be hired by several different companies for temporary positions. Some recruitment positions also work at colleges, handling the recruitment of potential new students.

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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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Recruitment Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Sales and Full-Cycle Recruiting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

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


Recruitment Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $47K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $55K on average. Recruitment Consultants see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Sales
up arrow 16%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 15%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%