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Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

With over one-half of Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $117K per year and averages out to $66K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $21K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $15K, and a few commissions as high as $45K, total income for Senior Technical Recruiters can range between $47K and $117K according to individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women Senior Technical Recruiters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Technical Recruiters. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a fair number receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,712 - $100,366
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,830
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$20.68 - $78.00
(Median)
$21
$46
$78
MEDIAN: $45.00
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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
$39,712 - $100,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,522  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,319  
Commission
$4,893 - $45,000  
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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$47,475 - $117,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536
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
$20.68 - $78.00  
   
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,522  
   
Commission
$4,893 - $45,000  
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).
)
$47,475 - $117,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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.

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Senior Technical Recruiters' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Senior Corporate Recruiter. On average, Senior Corporate Recruiters get paid about the same as Senior Technical Recruiters do. Many Senior Technical Recruiters choose to become Recruiting Managers and Human Resources Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $11K less and $18K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Survey takers who work as Senior Technical Recruiters usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Negotiation, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those who learned Recruiting also tend to know Sourcing. Those educated in Negotiation tend to be well versed in Full-Cycle Recruiting and 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $91K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Technical Recruiter's salary, with Orlando Senior Technical Recruiters earning salaries that are 34 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (24 percent lower) and San Diego (14 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
$76,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Negotiation
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Sourcing
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Recruiting
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National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 21%