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Senior Recruiter Salary

The average Senior Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $67K annually. Cash earnings of Senior Recruiters — including $13K in bonuses, $10K in profit sharing proceeds, and $43K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $43K to approximately $104K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Most Senior Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Senior Recruiters survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,085 - $93,863
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,945
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$15.40 - $55.75
(Median)
$15
$34
$56
MEDIAN: $33.00
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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
$41,085 - $93,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,580  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
Commission
$587 - $42,885  
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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$43,350 - $103,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 875
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $55.75  
   
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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,580  
   
Commission
$587 - $42,885  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$43,350 - $103,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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. Going from Senior Recruiter to Recruiting Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Recruiting Managers is $65K. Many others choose to work as Senior Corporate Recruiters, where pay is typically $76K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Survey results imply that Senior Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Applicant Tracking System. It is often found that people who know Recruiting are 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.


For many Senior Recruiters, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Senior Recruiters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $84K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Recruiters that is 40 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 Seattle (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Columbus Senior Recruiters earning much less — 33 percent less — than the national average. Houston and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Sourcing
up arrow 4%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

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