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Recruitment Consultant Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (just under one in three) of final income for Recruitment Consultants. That final number averages out to $52K across the industry. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of Recruitment Consultants (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Recruitment Consultants is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$29,523 - $85,859
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$86K
MEDIAN: $48,203
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$10.07 - $50.81
(Median)
$10
$19
$51
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,523 - $85,859  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $3,000  
Commission
$2,021 - $58,723  
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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$29,696 - $102,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $50.81  
   
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 - $29,590  
   
Commission
$2,021 - $58,723  
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).
)
$29,696 - $102,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Sales and Full-Cycle Recruiting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Recruitment Consultants. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $55K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $47K. For Recruitment Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. 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 55%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Sales
up arrow 17%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 16%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
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: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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