Median pay for Senior Recruiters in the United States comes out to approximately $70K per year, but employers in San Francisco pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $119K. Senior Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Minneapolis (+17 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,721 - $96,679
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$45K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,668
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$16.87 - $63.48
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$17
$36
$63
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,721 - $96,679  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $17,021  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,796  
Commission
$5,106 - $44,044  
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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$46,887 - $106,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 851
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$16.87 - $63.48  
   
Overtime
$8.86 - $91.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,004 - $17,021  
   
Commission
$5,106 - $44,044  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,796  
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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$46,887 - $106,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • 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.

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Senior Recruiters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Recruiting Director. The average Recruiting Director brings home $94K per year. A Recruiting Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Senior Recruiters. Paychecks for that role are $66K on average. The Senior Corporate Recruiter position is another common transition for Senior Recruiters; in this role, salaries are typically at the $77K mark.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Senior Recruiters seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Human Resources. Those proficient in Full-Cycle Recruiting are, more often than not, also skilled in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Recruiters — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. Senior Recruiters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,863

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Senior Recruiter Reviews

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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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 19%


Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software
0%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
0%

National Average
$73,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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