Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $123K per year, median earnings come to $71K per year. In the world of Senior Technical Recruiters, total cash compensation ranges from $49K on the lower end to $123K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $22K and profit sharing that approaches $21K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $44K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Technical Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (57 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,682 - $106,967
(Median)
$41K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,306
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$20.61 - $78.43
(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 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,682 - $106,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,674  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $20,558  
Commission
$3,973 - $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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$48,660 - $123,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $78.43  
   
Overtime
$35.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,674  
   
Commission
$3,973 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $20,558  
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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$48,660 - $123,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Technical Recruiter


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Senior Technical Recruiters sometimes move into a Talent Acquisition Manager role, where the salary is similar. A lot of Senior Technical Recruiters advance their careers by becoming Recruiting Managers and Senior Corporate Recruiters. However, those positions offer $14K less and $4K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Senior Technical Recruiters report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Negotiation, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Full-Cycle Recruiting indicates knowledge of Negotiation and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $79K. Senior Technical Recruiters bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,809

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

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Technical Recruiters, 44 percent above the national average. Senior Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+35 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Seattle (+20 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Orlando Senior Technical Recruiters earning much less — 44 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (21 percent less) and Houston (17 percent less).

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
$80,000


Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Sourcing
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Negotiation
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Recruiting
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National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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