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Senior Recruiter Salary

Pay for Senior Recruiters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $67K per year. Overall incomes of Senior Recruiters — including $13K bonuses, $10K profit sharing proceeds, and $43K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $44K and $104K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Senior Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. 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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$41,263 - $93,898
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,114
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$15.16 - $55.11
(Median)
$15
$33
$55
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
$41,263 - $93,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,612  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $10,101  
Commission
$587 - $42,885  
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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$43,592 - $103,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 895
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $55.11  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $102.76  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,612  
   
Commission
$587 - $42,885  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $10,101  
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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$43,592 - $103,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 Talent Acquisition Managers may see a small rise in pay. On average, Talent Acquisition Managers earn $79K per year. A Recruiting Manager role is the most common promotion for Senior Recruiters moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $65K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Senior Recruiters is a Senior Corporate Recruiter position, where earnings are usually $76K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Survey results imply that Senior Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting 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 Applicant Tracking System. Those familiar with Recruiting also tend to 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. Senior Recruiters see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Recruiters, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Senior Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (9 percent lower) and Cleveland (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Sourcing
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Recruiting
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National Average
$71,000

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 15%
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