Technical Recruiter Salary

Pay for Technical Recruiters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Technical Recruiters. Ranging between $34K near the bottom and $97K near the top, total earnings can include up to $18K from bonuses and up to $26K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $30K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Most Technical Recruiters report high levels of job satisfaction. Most 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 54 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,173 - $86,580
$33K
$49K
$87K
MEDIAN: $48,734
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$13.70 - $55.85
$14
$24
$56
MEDIAN: $23.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,173 - $86,580  
   
Bonus
$504 - $17,984  
Profit Sharing
$0.80 - $26,184  
Commission
$2,339 - $30,235  
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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$34,472 - $97,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 826
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $55.85  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $91.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$504 - $17,984  
   
Commission
$2,339 - $30,235  
Profit Sharing
$0.80 - $26,184  
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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$34,472 - $97,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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

  • 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.
  • Effectively source, screen and interview applicants for technical skills and ability.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Technical Recruiter


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Technical Recruiters who transition into a Talent Acquisition Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $80K per year. A Technical Recruiter may also move into a role as a Senior Technical Recruiter or a Corporate Recruiter.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


TEKsystems, Inc, Futurestep, Amazon.com Inc, Kforce Professional Staffing, and Collabera Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Technical Recruiters. Google, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $119K on average. Also paying near the top of the field are Amazon.com Inc at $85K, Futurestep at $55K, and Kforce Professional Staffing, where Technical Recruiters annually earn $45K.

With a median employee salary of $38K, TEKsystems, Inc pays significantly less than its competitors (217 percent less than the top paying company). Workers at Collabera Inc., Insight Global, Inc., and Randstad North America also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $38K, $39K, and $41K respectively.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Contract Negotiation and Sales, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. 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 Technical Recruiters, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. On average, Technical Recruiters make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Technical Recruiters who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,726

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Recruiters, 62 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Dallas and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Recruiter Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Technical Recruiter

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

▲56%

▲35%

▲35%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
▲37%


Information Technology (IT) Support
▲8%

▲5%


▲2%

National Average
$54,000

▼16%

Contract Negotiation
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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