Senior Recruiter Salary

The average Senior Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $67K annually. In the world of Senior Recruiters, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $43K and $103K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Senior Recruiters (69 percent) who took the survey are female. Most claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. The majority of Senior Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,979 - $93,431
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$41K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,653
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$15.48 - $53.11
(Median)
$15
$33
$53
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$40,979 - $93,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,690  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$515 - $40,547  
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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$43,163 - $102,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 852
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $53.11  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $102.76  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,690  
   
Commission
$515 - $40,547  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$43,163 - $102,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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Job Description for Senior Recruiter

Large companies frequently employ a senior recruiter to meet staffing needs across all areas of the business, ensuring that needed positions are regularly filled. Generally, companies that require employees across a wide variety of disciplines use a senior recruiter, as they can correctly balance labor needs with budgetary requirements.

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Senior Recruiter Tasks

  • May be involved in writing and placing advertising for open positions in publications; online and print.
  • Source, screen and interview applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, and job skills for open positions; may utilize ATS.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Senior Recruiter


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As Senior Recruiters make advancements in their career path to positions such as Talent Acquisition Manager, their salaries may climb. Talent Acquisition Managers make $79K annually on average. Given that the median pay is $65K, it may be surprising to find that a Recruiting Manager is the most common role for Senior Recruiters to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Senior Corporate Recruiter role — which pays $76K — is also typical for Senior Recruiters, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Senior Recruiters typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Applicant Tracking System. Those proficient in Recruiting are, more often than not, also skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. For Senior Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $83K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Recruiters, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Senior Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Columbus Senior Recruiters earning much less — 33 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Houston and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Sourcing
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Recruiting
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National Average
$71,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 14%