Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $71K per year on average but can range from $49K to $123K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Technical Recruiters — which occasionally include more than $22K from bonuses and more than $21K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $123K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Senior Technical Recruiters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. 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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National Salary Data (?
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Talent Acquisition Manager. Talent Acquisition Managers on average make about as much as Senior Technical Recruiters do. Many Senior Technical Recruiters advance into roles as Recruiting Managers or Senior Corporate Recruiters, but the median salaries are $14K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


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. Most people familiar with Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Negotiation and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Technical Recruiters — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $93K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,809

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

With a pay rate for Senior Technical Recruiters that is 44 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+35 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Seattle (+20 percent). Senior Technical Recruiters in Orlando report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 44 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. 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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