Technical Recruiter Salary

Average Technical Recruiters in the United States make around $46K per year. Cash earnings of Technical Recruiters — including $19K in bonuses, $10K in profit sharing proceeds, and $29K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $33K to approximately $86K depending on individual performance. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and geography are driving factors as well. Most Technical Recruiters like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,644 - $76,921
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$31K
$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $45,531
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$12.41 - $50.17
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$12
$22
$50
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,644 - $76,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,477  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
Commission
$2,007 - $29,163  
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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$33,335 - $85,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $50.17  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $66.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,477  
   
Commission
$2,007 - $29,163  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
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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$33,335 - $85,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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Job Description for Technical Recruiter

Technical recruiters are in charge of researching, screening, and selecting talented candidates with technical abilities for hiring organizations. They manage and analyze candidate experience, and pick the individual(s) that best fit with provided position requirements. Technical recruiters use their networking abilities to find the best talent in the market, and they make work offers based on their technical skills. In addition, they must accompany these technical candidates through the process of screening, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding. They also monitor the effectiveness of recruiting efforts and tools. Additionally, they also complete administrative paperwork and technical evaluation of prospective technical professionals; they also administer tests designed to assess candidates' skills.

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Technical Recruiter Tasks

  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Effectively source, screen and interview applicants for technical skills and ability.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • May be involved in writing and posting job descriptions using appropriate technical terminology.

Common Career Paths for Technical Recruiter


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It's not very common for Technical Recruiters to move on to become Senior Corporate Recruiters. Average pay for a Senior Corporate Recruiter is $76K annually. Technical Recruiters most often move into positions as Senior Technical Recruiters or Recruiting Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $23K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Those at Google, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $89K.

With a median employee salary of $41K, TEKsystems, Inc pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying employer's rate).

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Information Technology Support, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Human Resources, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Contract Negotiation and Sales. Most people skilled in Recruiting are similarly competent in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Recruiter

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $64K. Technical Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Technical Recruiters who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,792

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

For Technical Recruiters, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Austin (+21 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Charlotte and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Recruiter Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Recruiter?

Technical Recruiter in Columbus:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Ability to speak with different people and work within different cultural environments with customers. Come and go as I please as long as the work got done.
Cons: Micro management and metrics-driven helicopter supervision at times.

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Recruiting
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National Average
$52,000

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Contract Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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