Technical Recruiter Salary (United States)

66 percent of Technical Recruiters report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $50,125 annually on average. Pay begins at $31,707 on the low end and climbs to $78,890 per year near the top. The range in cash compensation to Technical Recruiters (largely between $31,707 and $78,890) includes potential earnings of $14,811 from bonuses, $10,101 from profit sharing, and commissions of $26K in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though tenure and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women Technical Recruiters just slightly outnumber men in the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Recruiters. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,258 - $71,943
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MEDIAN: $44,249
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Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$11.31 - $51.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,258 - $71,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,811  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,101  
Commission
$1,831 - $25,711  
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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$31,707 - $78,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 961
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.31 - $51.20  
   
Overtime
$6.13 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,811  
   
Commission
$1,831 - $25,711  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,101  
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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$31,707 - $78,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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
  • 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 Technical Recruiter

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Technical Recruiters who assume a position such as a Senior Corporate Recruiter—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $26K per year. Becoming a Senior Technical Recruiter is, more often than not, the most common role that Technical Recruiters move into when they're ready for the next step in their career, and salaries hike up an additional $22K. Another frequent advance is for Technical Recruiters to assume a Recruiter role; in this role, workers often experience a pay cut of $8,465.

Technical Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter

Amazon.com Inc offers the largest salaries in town—$67,403 on average.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is TEKsystems, Inc, where the median salary is just $38,276—76 percent less than the top paying company. Workers at Futurestep and Amazon.com Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $55,467 and $67,403, respectively.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter

Survey results imply that Technical Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Human Resources, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 10 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales. For most people, competency in Recruiting indicates knowledge of Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Recruiter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Technical Recruiters, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Though starting salaries approximate $45K, they climb to $60K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $69K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Technical Recruiters see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 2 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

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For Technical Recruiters, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Seattle, Houston, and Los Angeles, where Technical Recruiters annually earn 15 percent, 11 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent more than the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Bellevue and Chicago (-4 percent and -2 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

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Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%