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Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $66K per year, but may range from $48K to $118K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Technical Recruiters — including $20K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $118K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,868 - $101,529
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,480
10%
50%
90%

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$23.20 - $77.83
(Median)
$23
$46
$78
MEDIAN: $46.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$39,868 - $101,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,447  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,319  
Commission
$4,792 - $41,623  
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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$48,078 - $118,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate 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$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$23.20 - $77.83  
   
Overtime
$29.23 - $45.00  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,447  
   
Commission
$4,792 - $41,623  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,319  
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).
)
$48,078 - $118,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Senior Corporate Recruiter. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Many Senior Technical Recruiters go on to become Recruiting Managers or Human Resources Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $11K lower and $18K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Survey takers who work as Senior Technical Recruiters typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting and Sourcing. Most people experienced in Recruiting also know Sourcing.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


For many Senior Technical Recruiters, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 $75K. Senior Technical Recruiters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $92K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Technical Recruiters earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. Senior Technical Recruiters in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 35 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Atlanta and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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
$76,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
44%
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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