Senior Technical Recruiter Salary (United States)

Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45,359 to $114,549 per year, typical earnings come to $73,389 per year. Total cash compensation ranges from $39,038 near the bottom to $96,015 near the top, where the higher pay grades include potential for $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some getting commissions as high as $41K. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 20 percent claim no health benefits at all. Most Senior Technical Recruiters like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Senior Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$39,038 - $96,015
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MEDIAN: $60,969
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Senior Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$20.78 - $76.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,038 - $96,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,384  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $20,000  
Commission
$3,973 - $41,158  
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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$45,359 - $114,549  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.78 - $76.67  
   
Overtime
$28.01 - $46.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,384  
   
Commission
$3,973 - $41,158  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $20,000  
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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$45,359 - $114,549  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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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For Senior Technical Recruiters, career advancements do not correlate with a rise in salary. Lower-level Senior Technical Recruiters may earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Senior Corporate Recruiter. Senior Technical Recruiters most often move into positions as Recruiting Managers or Staffing Managers, where they typically take pay cuts of $8,994 or $30K per year.

Senior Technical Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter

Senior Technical Recruiters usually report a few specific skills. Those familiar with Negotiation also tend to know Sourcing and Full-Cycle 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, pay rises to approximately $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $81K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Senior Technical Recruiters earning an average of $88K per year. The majority of Senior Technical Recruiters have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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National Average
$73,000
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Irvine
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Raleigh
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For Senior Technical Recruiters, location is an influential factor in determining pay. Three cities in California—San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Jose—not only offer salaries upward of the national average, but are the highest-paid American cities for those in the field. The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (-24 percent) and Raleigh (-11 percent).

Senior Technical Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Technical Recruiter?
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
$73,000

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Recruiting
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Negotiation
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Sourcing
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National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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