Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $79K per year on average but can range from $54K to $128K per year. Cash earnings of Senior Technical Recruiters — including $20K in bonuses, $48K in profit sharing proceeds, and $49K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $54K to approximately $128K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (54 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,637 - $116,269
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,477
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50%
90%

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$24.39 - $71.98
$24
$46
$72
MEDIAN: $46.37
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,637 - $116,269  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $19,511  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $48,479  
Commission
$4,917 - $48,676  
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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$53,956 - $128,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.39 - $71.98  
   
Overtime
$37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,014 - $19,511  
   
Commission
$4,917 - $48,676  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $48,479  
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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$53,956 - $128,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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

  • 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.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Technical Recruiter


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Though it's uncommon, some Senior Technical Recruiters move into roles as Recruiting Directors, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $95K per year. A lot of Senior Technical Recruiters advance their careers by becoming Recruiting Managers and Senior Corporate Recruiters. However, those positions offer $20K less and $9K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Senior Technical Recruiters only 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 Full-Cycle Recruiting also know Negotiation and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


For many Senior Technical Recruiters, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $84K. Senior Technical Recruiters bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $98K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,924

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Technical Recruiters, 38 percent above the national average. Senior Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+34 percent), Boston (+25 percent), Austin (+22 percent), and Raleigh (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 48 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 Atlanta and Tampa (24 percent lower).

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Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Senior Technical Recruiter

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$86,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

▲2%


▲1%

National Average
$86,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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