Recruitment Consultant Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Recruitment Consultants comes from commissions — slightly less than a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $51K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Recruitment Consultants (68 percent) who took the survey are female.

$29,335 - $84,316
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$84K
MEDIAN: $48,000
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$13.09 - $92.50
(Median)
$13
$26
$92
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,335 - $84,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $3,000  
Commission
$2,061 - $57,812  
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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$30,575 - $103,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $92.50  
   
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
   
Commission
$2,061 - $57,812  
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).
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$30,575 - $103,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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Survey takers who work as Recruitment Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Sales and Full-Cycle Recruiting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant

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


Recruitment Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $55K on average. For Recruitment Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $90K.

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Experience Affects Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Sales
up arrow 15%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 13%

National Average
$51,000

Recruiting
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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