Senior Technical Recruiter Salary (United States)

For Senior Technical Recruiters, commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to roughly a fourth of their $73,389 annual pay. Total cash compensation to Senior Technical Recruiters ranges from $45,359 on the lower end to $114,549 on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field—about one-fifth—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by about two-thirds. Most Senior Technical Recruiters like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to 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  
PayScale
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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As Senior Technical Recruiters transition into upper-level roles, they do not see a turn in salary. For instance, a Senior Corporate Recruiter may earn the same amount as his or her lower-level colleagues. More commonly, Senior Technical Recruiters take pay cuts as they move into roles as Recruiting Managers or Staffing Managers, making $8,994 or $30K less per year, respectively.

Senior Technical Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter

Senior Technical Recruiters who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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.
For Senior Technical Recruiters, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries start at $60K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $81K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries grow more slowly as Senior Technical Recruiters approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $88K. Senior Technical Recruiters with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

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
Dallas
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Irvine
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Raleigh
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Houston
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Senior Technical Recruiters can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Jose represent the three top-paying cities for Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States. One of the biggest compensable factors for Senior Technical Recruiters is geography, with workers in Orlando earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Raleigh (-24 percent and -11 percent, 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%
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