Senior Recruiter Salary

Senior Recruiters in the United States take home approximately $67K annually on average. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Senior Recruiters. Ranging between $44K near the bottom and $103K near the top, total earnings can include up to $13K from bonuses and up to $10K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $43K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more female Senior Recruiters who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,264 - $93,965
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,161
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$15.23 - $54.21
(Median)
$15
$34
$54
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
$41,264 - $93,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,705  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,067  
Commission
$582 - $43,172  
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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$43,780 - $103,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $54.21  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $75.50  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,705  
   
Commission
$582 - $43,172  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$43,780 - $103,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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 not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Talent Acquisition Manager. Talent Acquisition Managers on average make about as much as Senior Recruiters do. The most common promotion for Senior Recruiters is a Recruiting Manager position, which usually brings in $65K a year. Another standard transition for Senior Recruiters seeking advancement is to assume a Senior Corporate Recruiter role, where pay is often $76K.

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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, Contract Negotiation, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Applicant Tracking System. Most people 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.


For Senior Recruiters, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. Senior Recruiters see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Senior Recruiters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Recruiters that is 39 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 (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Cleveland (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$71,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

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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