Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

With a little more than half of Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48K to $117K per year and averages out to $68K per year. Overall incomes of Senior Technical Recruiters — including $20K bonuses, $15K profit sharing proceeds, and $43K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $48K and $117K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Technical Recruiters. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (58 percent) survey respondents. While one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a strong majority have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,094 - $101,511
(Median)
$40K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,632
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$22.98 - $78.39
(Median)
$23
$46
$78
MEDIAN: $45.00
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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
$40,094 - $101,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,278  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $15,456  
Commission
$4,500 - $42,500  
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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$48,105 - $116,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $78.39  
   
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,278  
   
Commission
$4,500 - $42,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $15,456  
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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$48,105 - $116,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Senior Corporate Recruiter. The two jobs pay about the same on average. 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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Negotiation also know Recruiting and Sourcing. Most people experienced in Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Sourcing and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Technical Recruiters. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Senior Technical Recruiters who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Technical Recruiters, location is an influential factor in determining pay. Three cities in California — San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — 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 41 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (15 percent lower) and Atlanta (13 percent lower).

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
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Sourcing
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Recruiting
0%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%
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