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Technical Recruiter Salary

Median pay for Technical Recruiters in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. Total cash compensation for Technical Recruiters runs from $32K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,547 - $74,517
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,340
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$11.88 - $45.86
(Median)
$12
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,547 - $74,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,980  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
Commission
$1,934 - $24,980  
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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$32,424 - $80,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,071
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $45.86  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,980  
   
Commission
$1,934 - $24,980  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$32,424 - $80,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Corporate Recruiter. The latter position pays an average of $76K annually. Senior Technical Recruiters or Recruiting Managers are common next-step roles for Technical Recruiters moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Technical Recruiters is $23K higher on average, and it's $15K higher for Recruiting Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; Technical Recruiters earn $70K on average there.

With a median employee salary of $40K, TEKsystems, Inc pays significantly less than its competitors (74 percent lower than the top payer).

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Survey results show that Technical Recruiters use a fair number of 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 10 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales. Most people experienced in 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. For Technical Recruiters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Technical Recruiters in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Boston and 5 percent less in Bellevue, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%



National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 14%




Recruiting
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National Average
$51,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

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