Technical Recruiter Salary

The average Technical Recruiter in the United States earns approximately $45K per year. Total cash compensation for Technical Recruiters runs from $33K 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 the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Women Technical Recruiters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Technical Recruiters like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,638 - $74,607

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$12.03 - $45.24

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,638 - $74,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,422  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$1,913 - $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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$32,962 - $81,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $45.24  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $58.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,422  
   
Commission
$1,913 - $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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$32,962 - $81,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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 pays $76K per year on average. When Technical Recruiters are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Technical Recruiters or Recruiting Managers. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $15K, 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.

TEKsystems, Inc lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($41K).

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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.


Technical Recruiters with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Technical Recruiters, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 54 percent greater than the national average. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (6 percent less) and Chicago (2 percent less).

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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 178 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: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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