Senior Recruiter Salary

The median salary for Senior Recruiters in the United States is approximately $70K per year, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering around $118K on average. Senior Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+24 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$44,459 - $97,280
$44K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,862
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50%
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$16.67 - $51.56
$17
$32
$52
MEDIAN: $32.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,459 - $97,280  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $17,062  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,602  
Commission
$2,483 - $33,221  
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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$46,398 - $105,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 889
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$16.67 - $51.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,007 - $17,062  
   
Commission
$2,483 - $33,221  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,602  
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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$46,398 - $105,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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

  • 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.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Recruiter


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Senior Recruiters may progress into high-paying roles like Recruiting Director, where median compensation is $95K annually. 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 Employer Salaries for Senior Recruiter


International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $73K.

Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter


Survey takers working as Senior Recruiters report using a large range of professional skills. Lucky workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Project Management and Negotiation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 3 percent and 26 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources. Those familiar with Full-Cycle Recruiting also tend to know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Senior Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 315 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 433 salaries. An experienced Senior Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 381 salaries. A Senior Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,754

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Senior Recruiter Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Senior Recruiter

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Senior Recruiter Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$73,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Recruiter Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲26%


▲3%

Project Management
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software
▼0%

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
▼0%

National Average
$73,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼3%

Human Resources
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 12%
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