Senior Recruiter Salary

Earnings for Senior Recruiters in the United States come in at around $69K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $14K, $10K, and $43K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Recruiters can bottom out near $45K or top out at around $104K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. More than half of Senior Recruiters (66 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Recruiters. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,297 - $95,656
(Median)
$42K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,528
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$15.09 - $52.97
(Median)
$15
$31
$53
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,297 - $95,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,069  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$1,800 - $43,448  
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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$44,734 - $103,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,076
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $52.97  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,069  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $43,448  
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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$44,734 - $103,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • Develop and implement hiring strategies to attract top talent.

Common Career Paths for Senior Recruiter


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At the upper end, Senior Recruiters who move into a Human Resources Director role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $79K per year. Given that the median pay is $66K, 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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Contract Negotiation and People Management. For most people, competency in Full-Cycle Recruiting indicates knowledge of Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

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


For Senior Recruiters, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,835

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

With a pay rate for Senior Recruiters that is 38 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and New York (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (9 percent less) and Denver (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$72,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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