Technical Recruiters in the United States take home an average $49K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Technical Recruiters — as high as $19K, $25K and $30K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $35K to $96K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Technical Recruiters is high. Women make up a slight majority of 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.
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$32,838 - $85,930
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$33K
$49K
$86K
MEDIAN: $48,647
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$14.12 - $55.46
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$14
$23
$55
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$32,838 - $85,930  
   
Bonus
$504 - $18,644  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,832  
Commission
$2,339 - $29,940  
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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$34,717 - $95,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 867
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$14.12 - $55.46  
   
Overtime
$19.61 - $93.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$504 - $18,644  
   
Commission
$2,339 - $29,940  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,832  
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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$34,717 - $95,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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At the upper end, Technical Recruiters who move into a Talent Acquisition Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Talent Acquisition Managers is a much higher $80K per year. It is not unusual for a Technical Recruiter to become a Senior Technical Recruiter or a Corporate Recruiter.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Dominating the field, TEKsystems, Inc, Futurestep, Amazon.com Inc, Collabera Inc., and Google, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Technical Recruiters. Technical Recruiters flock to Google, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $119K lead the pack in compensation. Other leaders in compensation levels are Amazon.com Inc at $85K, Futurestep at $55K, and Kforce Professional Staffing, where Technical Recruiters annually earn $43K.

TEKsystems, Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $38K, 217 percent lower than the top payer. Collabera Inc., Insight Global, Inc., and Randstad North America are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($38K, $40K, and $41K respectively).

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Information Technology Support, Sourcing, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Contract Negotiation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Negotiation also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Recruiting also know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Recruiter

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $72K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,619

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

For Technical Recruiters, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Technical Recruiters in Charlotte take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (17 percent less) and Atlanta (16 percent less).

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
$54,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries


Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 8%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$54,000

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

up arrow 17%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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