Technical Recruiter Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, about two-thirds of Technical Recruiters have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $50,125 per year. Compensation ranges from $31,707 on the low end to $78,890 per year on the high end. In the world of Technical Recruiters, overall cash earnings stretch from $30,258 near the bottom to $71,943 near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run near $14,811 and profit sharing that can exceed $10,101, along with commissions approaching $26K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though tenure and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Recruiters (53 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,258 - $71,943
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Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$11.31 - $51.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,258 - $71,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,811  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,101  
Commission
$1,831 - $25,711  
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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$31,707 - $78,890  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 961
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$11.31 - $51.20  
   
Overtime
$6.13 - $59.18  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,811  
   
Commission
$1,831 - $25,711  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,101  
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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$31,707 - $78,890  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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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There are some Technical Recruiters—though it's uncommon—that transition into Senior Corporate Recruiters, where earnings can rise by $26K annually. Technical Recruiters go on to become Senior Technical Recruiters more often than anything else, where paychecks are higher by $22K. Technical Recruiters will find lower salaries (-$8,465) when they move into a Recruiter role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

Technical Recruiter Job Listings

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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 $67,403 on average there.
TEKsystems, Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area by far—it's only $38,276, 76 percent lower than the top payer. Futurestep and Amazon.com Inc are other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $55,467 and $67,403.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter

Survey takers who work as Technical Recruiters usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Human Resources, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 10 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 is important when determining pay for Technical Recruiters. Starting out, salaries are typically $45K, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $69K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Technical Recruiters see salary growth dwindle, averaging $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 2 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 53 percent, Technical Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. New York, Seattle, Houston, and Los Angeles also offer top salaries for Technical Recruiters. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 15 percent, 11 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent more, respectively. The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Bellevue (-4 percent) and Chicago (-2 percent).

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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