Senior Recruiter Salary

Senior Recruiters in the United States earn an average of $70K per year, and top pay can be found in San Francisco, where the average is $118K. Senior Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), and New York (+12 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,272 - $96,944
$44K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,536
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90%

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$15.72 - $55.12
$16
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$55
MEDIAN: $33.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,272 - $96,944  
   
Bonus
$990 - $16,968  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,308  
Commission
$4,894 - $35,745  
Total Pay (?
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$46,502 - $106,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 839
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $55.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$990 - $16,968  
   
Commission
$4,894 - $35,745  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,308  
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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$46,502 - $106,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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

  • 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.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Recruiter


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At the upper end, Senior Recruiters who move into a Recruiting Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Recruiting Directors is a much higher $95K per year. 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 $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Recruiter


Senior Recruiters seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where the average salary comes to $73K.

Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Survey results imply that Senior Recruiters deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Project Management and Negotiation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 3 percent and 26 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources. Most people experienced in Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Senior Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 315 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 433 salaries. An experienced Senior Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 381 salaries. A Senior Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,525

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Senior Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Recruiter?

Senior Recruiter in San Francisco:
"Contract Recruiter."
Pros: Helping the candidate, client and myself all at the same time. Relationship recruiting and speaking to strong, qualified candidates / people.
Cons: Cold calling and sourcing all day.

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Key Stats for Senior Recruiter

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries

▲19%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$73,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲26%


▲3%

Project Management
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software
▼0%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼0%

National Average
$73,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼2%

Human Resources
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 13%