Senior Recruiter Salary

Senior Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $67K per year on average. In the world of Senior Recruiters, overall cash earnings stretch from $44K near the bottom to $103K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $13K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $10K, along with commissions approaching $42K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Senior Recruiters (68 percent) survey participants are women. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,188 - $93,847
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,187
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$15.32 - $53.98
(Median)
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$33
$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
$41,188 - $93,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,831  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,067  
Commission
$596 - $42,282  
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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$43,706 - $103,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 918
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $53.98  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,831  
   
Commission
$596 - $42,282  
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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$43,706 - $103,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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.

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Senior Recruiters' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Talent Acquisition Manager. On average, Talent Acquisition Managers get paid about the same 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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Customer Relationship Management, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Applicant Tracking System and Contract Negotiation. 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Senior Recruiters who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $84K on average.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Workers in Minneapolis and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$71,000

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 15%
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