Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $55K to $128K per year, median earnings come to $80K per year. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Senior Technical Recruiters. Generally sitting in the range of $55K to $128K, the final number can include almost $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $44K in exceptional cases. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (51 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Senior Technical Recruiters claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,613 - $119,047
$50K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,285
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50%
90%

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$20.27 - $71.74
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$45
$72
MEDIAN: $44.99
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$0$127K
Salary $49,613 - $119,047
Bonus $966 - $20,195
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
Commission $5,013 - $44,385
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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$55,179 - $127,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $20.27 - $71.74
Overtime $37.91
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $966 - $20,195
Commission $5,013 - $44,385
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
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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$55,179 - $127,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

  • 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.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • 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 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 Recruiting Director. Recruiting Directors on average make about as much as Senior Technical Recruiters do. Senior Technical Recruiters most often move into Recruiting Manager or Senior Corporate Recruiter roles. However, the former pays $21K less on average, and the latter pays $10K less.

Senior Technical Recruiter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Senior Technical Recruiters typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Full-Cycle Recruiting also tend to know Negotiation and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Senior Technical Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Technical Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Technical Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 180 salaries. An experienced Senior Technical Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 195 salaries. A Senior Technical Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,030

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Senior Technical Recruiters that is 36 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+32 percent), Boston (+24 percent), Austin (+20 percent), and Raleigh (+8 percent). Senior Technical Recruiters in Orlando make 48 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta and Tampa (25 percent lower).

Senior Technical Recruiter Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Senior Technical Recruiter

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$87,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

▲1%


National Average
$87,000

▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 15%
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