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Senior Recruiter Salary (United States)

Senior Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $66K annually on average. Overall compensation packages to Senior Recruiters range from $42K on the low end to $103K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $13K and profit sharing that approaches $10K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $40K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Senior Recruiters is high. Most claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Senior Recruiter Salary (?
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$40,279 - $92,766
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MEDIAN: $65,722
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Senior Recruiter Salary (?
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$15.35 - $52.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,279 - $92,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,189  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,101  
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
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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$41,877 - $102,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 759
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $52.37  
   
Overtime
$21.03 - $104.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,189  
   
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$41,877 - $102,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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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As Senior Recruiters transition into upper-level roles such as Talent Acquisition Manager, they may see an upturn in salary. The average Talent Acquisition Manager earns $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.

Senior Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter

Professional skills reported by Senior Recruiters are few in number. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Most people skilled in Recruiting are similarly competent in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Senior Recruiters with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Recruiters make a median salary of $78K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $82K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Senior Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Senior Recruiters in Columbus make 32 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Minneapolis (15 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries

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$70,000

Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries

Sourcing
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$70,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 15%