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Technical Recruiter Salary (United States)

Close to two-thirds of Technical Recruiters report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $44K per year on average. Overall incomes of Technical Recruiters — including $15K bonuses, $10K profit sharing proceeds, and $26K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $32K and $79K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A fair portion report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Recruiters (53 percent). Job satisfaction for Technical Recruiters is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Technical Recruiter Salary (?
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$30,258 - $71,943
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MEDIAN: $44,249
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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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 961
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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  
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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Technical Recruiters sometimes assume positions such as Senior Corporate Recruiters. That role typically pays $76K per year. The most common career progression for Technical Recruiters leads to becoming a Senior Technical Recruiter, where average pay is $72K annually. However, many Technical Recruiters also opt to become Recruiters. Typically, a Recruiter brings home $42K.

Employment Recruiter Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter

Technical Recruiters flock to Amazon.com Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $67K lead the pack in compensation.
Employees at TEKsystems, Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $38K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $29K and quickly nearing the top at only $51K. Workers at Futurestep also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter

Job skills reported by Technical Recruiters are limited. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales. Those familiar with Recruiting also tend to know Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Recruiter

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Technical Recruiters generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $45K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $75K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. A fair portion of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in ten of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise nearly one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than two percent.

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For those looking to make money, Technical Recruiters in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. 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. Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Bellevue and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

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Skills That Affect 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%