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Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

The majority of Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $118K per year, and the median is $67K annually. Total cash incomes of Senior Technical Recruiters run from $48K to $118K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K, profit sharing that reaches $15K, and some commissions of nearly $42K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While about a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a fair number have dental, as well. Most Senior Technical Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (57 percent) survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,023 - $101,755
(Median)
$40K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,809
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90%

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$23.26 - $77.67
(Median)
$23
$46
$78
MEDIAN: $46.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,023 - $101,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,447  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,319  
Commission
$4,792 - $41,623  
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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$48,142 - $118,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$23.26 - $77.67  
   
Overtime
$29.23 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,447  
   
Commission
$4,792 - $41,623  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,319  
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).
)
$48,142 - $118,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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 Senior Corporate Recruiter role, where the salary is similar. Senior Technical Recruiters most frequently become Recruiting Managers and Human Resources Managers even though median compensation is $11K lower and $19K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Senior Technical Recruiters report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Sourcing. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent in Recruiting and Sourcing.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $62K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. Senior Technical Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Senior Technical Recruiters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Technical Recruiters in search of above-average pay will head to California: In particular, Senior Technical Recruiters in San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are the best-paid American cities for Senior Technical Recruiters, who enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Technical Recruiter's salary, with Orlando Senior Technical Recruiters earning salaries that are 35 percent less than the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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
$77,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 20%
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