Senior Recruiter Salary

Pay for Senior Recruiters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $69K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Recruiters stretch from $45K on the lower end to $104K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most Senior Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Senior Recruiters (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,297 - $95,656
(Median)
$42K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,528
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$15.09 - $52.97
(Median)
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$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.
  • 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 may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Human Resources Director, which pays $79K on average annually. Senior Recruiters go on to become Recruiting Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $66K. Senior Recruiters who move into a Senior Corporate Recruiter role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $76K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Senior Recruiters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Contract Negotiation and People Management. Most people experienced in Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

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


Senior Recruiters with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Recruiters make a median salary of $81K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $85K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,835

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Recruiters, 38 percent higher than the national average. 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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Cleveland and 5 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Sourcing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Recruiting
0%

National Average
$72,000

People Management
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Contract Negotiation
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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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