Recruitment Consultant Salary

The median total income of Recruitment Consultants is around $54K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (just over a half, in fact) comes from commissions. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Recruitment Consultants (62 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,814 - $80,945
$34K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,499
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50%
90%

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$12.46 - $64.34
$12
$28
$64
MEDIAN: $27.50
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$0$100K
Salary $33,814 - $80,945
Bonus $613 - $30,201
Profit Sharing $5,000
Commission $7,000 - $40,000
Total Pay (?
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$34,359 - $100,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 170
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $12.46 - $64.34
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $613 - $30,201
Commission $7,000 - $40,000
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$34,359 - $100,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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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


Survey results suggest that Recruitment Consultants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, Sourcing, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Applicant Tracking System. For most people, competency in Full-Cycle Recruiting indicates knowledge of Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Recruitment Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Recruitment Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recruitment Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Recruitment Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 27 salaries. A Recruitment Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,632

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

For Recruitment Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Recruitment Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent) and Houston (+3 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Atlanta (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Recruitment Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Recruitment Consultant?

Recruitment Consultant in San Antonio:
"Tough."
Pros: You are helping to save lives. Blood can on be procured by encouraging donation.
Cons: No leaders. Only micro managers terrified to have ideas.

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Key Stats for Recruitment Consultant

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲90%

Experienced
▲34%

▲8%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries


▲10%

Sourcing
▲3%

National Average
$54,000

▼1%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%
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