Senior Recruiter Salary

Senior Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $67K per year on average. In the world of Senior Recruiters, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $11K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Senior Recruiters who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,271 - $93,834

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$15.35 - $53.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,271 - $93,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,400  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$1,077 - $41,090  
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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$43,904 - $103,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 929
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $53.87  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,400  
   
Commission
$1,077 - $41,090  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $11,000  
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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$43,904 - $103,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Senior Recruiters who become Human Resources Directors position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $78K per year. A Recruiting Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Senior Recruiters. Paychecks for that role are $65K on average. The Senior Corporate Recruiter position is another common transition for Senior Recruiters; in this role, salaries are typically at the $76K mark.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Senior Recruiters report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Customer Relationship Management, and Sourcing 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 and Contract Negotiation. Those educated in Recruiting tend to be well versed 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 Senior Recruiters, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $58K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Recruiters make a median salary of $80K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Recruiters in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Senior Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Washington (+17 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Workers in Minneapolis and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$71,000

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
36%
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: 15%
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