Technical Recruiter Salary

For Technical Recruiters, annual average wages total $45K per year. In the world of Technical Recruiters, overall cash earnings stretch from $33K near the bottom to $81K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $15K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $10K, along with commissions approaching $25K. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Most Technical Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,557 - $74,555
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$31K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $44,828
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$11.95 - $45.68
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$46
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,557 - $74,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,332  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$1,838 - $25,332  
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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$32,710 - $81,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,093
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $45.68  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $60.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,332  
   
Commission
$1,838 - $25,332  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$32,710 - $81,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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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While not commonly seen, Technical Recruiters who transition into a Senior Corporate Recruiter position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Corporate Recruiters is $76K per year. Technical Recruiters most often move into positions as Senior Technical Recruiters or Recruiting Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $23K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Google, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $89K.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, TEKsystems, Inc offers a median salary of just $41K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 9 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. On average, Technical Recruiters make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Technical Recruiters who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Recruiters, 54 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Boston and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Recruiting
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$51,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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