Technical Recruiter Salary

Technical Recruiters in the United States take home approximately $45K annually on average. With bonuses occasionally running north of $15K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $25K, total income for Technical Recruiters can range between $33K and $81K according to individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Technical Recruiters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Technical Recruiters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,597 - $74,479
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$31K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,904
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$11.93 - $45.12
(Median)
$12
$20
$45
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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,597 - $74,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,181  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$1,912 - $25,171  
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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$32,822 - $81,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,093
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $45.12  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $58.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,181  
   
Commission
$1,912 - $25,171  
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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$32,822 - $81,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Technical Recruiters sometimes become Senior Corporate Recruiters, where the average income is $76K per year. Technical Recruiters typically move into roles as Senior Technical Recruiters or Recruiting Managers, and those positions pay $23K more and $15K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Google, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $89K on average.

With a reported median salary of only $41K, TEKsystems, Inc easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales. Those educated in Recruiting tend to be well versed in 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. Technical Recruiters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Technical Recruiters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Technical Recruiters, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston (6 percent lower) and Chicago (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Recruiting
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National Average
$50,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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