Senior Technical Recruiters in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K annually, but may range from $53K to $129K per year. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Senior Technical Recruiters. Generally sitting in the range of $53K to $129K, the final number can include almost $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $50K in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Senior Technical Recruiters is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Technical Recruiters (56 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,799 - $114,455
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$49K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,895
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$20.00 - $70.99
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$20
$42
$71
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,799 - $114,455  
   
Bonus
$615 - $19,622  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $20,542  
Commission
$4,832 - $50,000  
Total Pay (?
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$53,173 - $128,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $70.99  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$615 - $19,622  
   
Commission
$4,832 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $20,542  
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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$53,173 - $128,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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At the upper end, Senior Technical Recruiters who move into a Recruiting Director role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $94K per year. Many Senior Technical Recruiters go on to become Recruiting Managers or Senior Corporate Recruiters despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $19K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Recruiter


Survey takers who work as Senior Technical Recruiters typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Sourcing, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Full-Cycle Recruiting are similarly competent in Negotiation and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Recruiter

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $70K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $84K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $97K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,794

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

Senior Technical Recruiters will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Senior Technical Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+32 percent), Boston (+25 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Technical Recruiter's salary, with Orlando Senior Technical Recruiters earning salaries that are 47 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa (23 percent lower) and Atlanta (19 percent lower).

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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
$85,000



Skills That Affect Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
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Sourcing
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
0%

National Average
$85,000

Recruiting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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