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Senior Technical Recruiter Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Senior Technical Recruiters. The median take-home amount in this area is around $75K, and on average, approximately one-fourth of that final number comes from commissions. Overall incomes of Senior Technical Recruiters generally bottom out at around $46K and peak near $116K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $21K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,440 - $97,081
(Median)
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48K
63K
80K
97K
MEDIAN: $62,725
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$23.39 - $77.89
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$39,440 - $97,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,538  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $19,727  
Commission
$4,000 - $40,963  
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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$45,804 - $116,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 553
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
$23.39 - $77.89  
   
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 - $20,538  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $40,963  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $19,727  
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).
)
$45,804 - $116,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
United States (change)

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' salaries tends to stay somewhat level when they assume higher-end positions like Senior Corporate Recruiter. On average, Senior Corporate Recruiters get paid about the same as Senior Technical Recruiters. Senior Technical Recruiters most often move into positions as Recruiting Managers or Staffing Managers. Recruiting Managers actually earn $10K less on average, however, and Staffing Managers earn $31K less per year than Senior Technical Recruiters do.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Job skills reported by Senior Technical Recruiters are limited. Most notably, skills in Recruiting, Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Technical Recruiters β€” those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $74K. Senior Technical Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior Technical Recruiter with more than 20 years of experience can earn $90K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Technical Recruiters, above-average compensation can be found in California β€” San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles are known as the cities with the best salaries for Senior Technical Recruiters. Compared to the national average, Orlando Senior Technical Recruiters have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Houston and Irvine earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 7 percent less, 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
$75,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 20%