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Senior Technical Recruiter Salary (United States)

A large fraction of take-home pay for Senior Technical Recruiters comes from commissions — one-fourth on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $73K. Total cash compensation to Senior Technical Recruiters ranges from $45K on the lower end to $115K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. For the most part, Senior Technical Recruiters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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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MEDIAN: $44.00
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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  
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  
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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As Senior Technical Recruiters make advancements in their career path, salaries do not necessarily change. Higher-end positions, such as Senior Corporate Recruiter, often pay amounts similar to Senior Technical Recruiters. Senior Technical Recruiters most often advance into Recruiting Manager and Staffing Manager positions even though the median salaries are $9K lower and $30K lower, respectively.

Senior Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter

Senior Technical Recruiters report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Recruiting, Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Negotiation also 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 more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $88K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. The largest share of Senior Technical Recruiters have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Seattle
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Denver
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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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Houston
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For Senior Technical Recruiters, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Jose, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. Senior Technical Recruiters in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Raleigh (24 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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%