Recruitment Consultant Salary
Commissions form a big slice (just under a third) of total compensation for Recruitment Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $51K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one in four claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
These consultants help companies develop recruitment strategies that will help them build effective teams. In some positions, employees apply for particular jobs, while candidates who are in high demand for executive positions may be sought by recruitment consultants. Strong research skills are important in order to find suitable employees, and consultants are often expected to provide advice to management regarding compensation levels and which final selections should be made. There are often hiring goals which must be met within certain periods of time, and the effectiveness of a recruitment consultant may be measured by the performance of the hired employees. It is always important to pay attention to shifts within the company or field that will change the culture and, therefore, the recruitment needs and methods. Strong computer skills are also important.
A bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience are generally required for this position. Much of the work in this job is done independently, so it is important to be self-driven in order to meet time-constraints. Strong communication skills are also important in order to work effectively with clients, applicants, and other parties.
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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Popular Skills for Recruitment Consultant
Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Recruitment Consultants who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Full-Cycle Recruiting, Recruiting, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Applicant Tracking System. Those familiar with Full-Cycle Recruiting also tend to know Recruiting.
Pay by Experience Level for Recruitment Consultant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Recruitment Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $49K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $57K. Recruitment Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $80K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $102K on average.