Senior Recruiter Salary (United States)

The average Senior Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $68,928 annually. Compensation generally starts at $41,000 and does not exceed $102,079 per year. Cash earnings of Senior Recruiters—including $12,498 bonuses, $10,067 profit sharing proceeds, and $41K commissions near the top of the pay scale—stretch from approximately $41,000 to approximately $102,079 depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and more than half collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Senior Recruiters is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Senior Recruiter Salary (?
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$39,627 - $92,074
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MEDIAN: $64,844
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Senior Recruiter Salary (?
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$15.17 - $52.93
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$39,627 - $92,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,498  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
Commission
$496.65 - $40,851  
Total Pay (?
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$41,000 - $102,079  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 695
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $52.93  
   
Overtime
$21.10 - $122.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,498  
   
Commission
$496.65 - $40,851  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$41,000 - $102,079  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Senior Recruiters' salaries may rise in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Talent Acquisition Manager may get paid an extra $9,313 per year. Going from Senior Recruiter to Recruiting Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, even given the smaller paychecks (-$4,534). Many others choose to work as Senior Corporate Recruiters, where pay goes up by $6,884.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter

Senior Recruiters note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 9 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Recruiting also know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Senior Recruiters with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $55K to $69K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $77K. Senior Recruiters who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $83K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 0 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Senior Recruiters, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Seattle, Washington, New York, and Los Angeles, where Senior Recruiters annually earn 28 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent more than the national average. For Senior Recruiters, location is an influential factor in determining pay, and small cities are best to be avoided for those eager to increase earning potential. Columbus, Portland, and Minneapolis—three cities with fewer than a million residents—not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. Portland and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -23 percent and -6 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries

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$69,000

Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries

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$69,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 15%
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