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Technical Recruiter Salary

The average Technical Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $45K per year. In the world of Technical Recruiters, total cash compensation ranges from $33K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $15K and profit sharing that approaches $10K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $25K. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Technical Recruiters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Technical Recruiters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,562 - $74,527
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,064
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$11.97 - $45.20
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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
$30,562 - $74,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,216  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
Commission
$1,866 - $25,353  
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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$32,581 - $81,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,084
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
$11.97 - $45.20  
   
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 - $15,216  
   
Commission
$1,866 - $25,353  
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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$32,581 - $81,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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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


Those at Google, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $89K.

With a median salary of only $40K (less than half of the top paying employer's rate), TEKsystems, Inc lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales. Most people who know 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Technical Recruiters. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Technical Recruiters bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


Technical Recruiters will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 54 percent. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Boston and 3 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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National Average
$51,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%
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