Recruitment Consultant Salary

The median total income of Recruitment Consultants is around $52K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (slightly less than a third, in fact) comes from commissions. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Recruitment Consultants.

$29,677 - $83,040
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$83K
MEDIAN: $46,250
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$14.19 - $96.96
(Median)
$14
$36
$97
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,677 - $83,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,979  
Profit Sharing
$1,007  
Commission
$2,023 - $41,022  
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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$30,785 - $106,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
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 - $30,979  
   
Commission
$2,023 - $41,022  
Profit Sharing
$1,007  
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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$30,785 - $106,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sales, Recruiting, and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Applicant Tracking System. It is not unusual for someone who knows Full-Cycle Recruiting to be familiar with Sales as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $48K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $55K. Recruitment Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $98K on average.

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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 91%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 19%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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