Over one-half of Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $53K to $128K per year, but median earnings come to around $79K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $35K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Technical Recruiters can bottom out near $53K or peak near $128K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Technical Recruiters. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (56 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,557 - $116,034
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,282
10%
50%
90%

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$19.73 - $69.32
$20
$44
$69
MEDIAN: $44.49
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,557 - $116,034  
   
Bonus
$608 - $19,452  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $35,000  
Commission
$4,865 - $49,800  
Total Pay (?
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$53,220 - $128,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $69.32  
   
Overtime
$35.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$608 - $19,452  
   
Commission
$4,865 - $49,800  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $35,000  
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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$53,220 - $128,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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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It is somewhat unusual to come across Senior Technical Recruiters who move on to become Recruiting Directors, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $94K. A lot of Senior Technical Recruiters advance their careers by becoming Recruiting Managers and Senior Corporate Recruiters. However, those positions offer $19K less and $9K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Senior Technical Recruiters usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Sourcing, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting are similarly competent in Negotiation and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


Senior Technical Recruiters do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $84K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Technical Recruiters make a median salary of $94K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $97K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,284

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

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Senior Technical Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+31 percent), Boston (+26 percent), Austin (+23 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Orlando Senior Technical Recruiters earning much less — 47 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 23 percent less in Tampa and 19 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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.

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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Key Stats for Senior Technical Recruiter

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries



National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries


Full-Cycle Recruiting
0%

Sourcing
0%

National Average
$85,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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