Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Just over a half of Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $48K to $117K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $20K, $18K, and $45K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Technical Recruiters can bottom out near $48K or top out at around $117K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Senior Technical Recruiters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Close to one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a fair number claim dental coverage as well. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (59 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,914 - $101,618

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$22.33 - $78.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,914 - $101,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,144  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $17,500  
Commission
$4,810 - $44,698  
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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$47,903 - $116,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$22.33 - $78.62  
   
Overtime
$26.17 - $109.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,144  
   
Commission
$4,810 - $44,698  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $17,500  
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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$47,903 - $116,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Senior Technical Recruiter

Senior technical recruiters find and attract needed technical employees for their organization or client. Basic duties include setting up advertising campaigns, contacting potential applicants, searching for applicants online (and through other relevant means), and creating job postings for available positions. They prepare paperwork for new hires, reports to management, and assessments of recruiting performance. Analytical skills are required in this position to determine the types of recruiting methods that are most effective. Senior technical recruiters also communicate with managers regularly to determine preferences and needed changes for recruiting.

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Senior Technical 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 Technical Recruiter


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Senior Technical Recruiters may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Senior Corporate Recruiter. Senior Corporate Recruiters on average make about as much as Senior Technical Recruiters do. Senior Technical Recruiters most often move into positions as Recruiting Managers or Human Resources Managers. Recruiting Managers actually earn $12K less on average, however, and Human Resources Managers earn $19K less per year than Senior Technical Recruiters do.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Senior Technical Recruiters who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Full-Cycle Recruiting are also skilled in Sourcing and Recruiting. The majority of those who know Negotiation also know Recruiting and Sourcing.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


Senior Technical Recruiters generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $61K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. For Senior Technical Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Technical Recruiters, top-notch salaries can be found in California: San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field and higher than any other city in the United States. The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 41 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (20 percent lower) and Atlanta (15 percent lower).

Senior Technical Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Technical Recruiter?

Senior Technical Recruiter in San Francisco:
"Senior Global Technical Recruiter."
Pros: Interacting with people and seeing them be apart of a bigger picture.
Cons: Looking for more responsibility and career growth moving forward.

Senior Technical Recruiter in Orlando:
"Great Job, Great People."
Pros: No micromanaging, work flexibility, manageable stress and my direct manager is awesome.
Cons: Constant change, but manageable. Team is unprofessional, however, they will filter themselves out.

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Experience Affects Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Sourcing
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Recruiting
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National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%
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