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Technical Recruiter Salary

An average Technical Recruiter in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $15K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $26K, total income for Technical Recruiters can range between $32K and $80K according to individual performance. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Technical Recruiters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,404 - $73,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,647  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
Commission
$1,900 - $25,520  
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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$31,924 - $79,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,013
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$11.24 - $49.34  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $59.39  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,647  
   
Commission
$1,900 - $25,520  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$31,924 - $79,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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 are an average $76K annually. A Senior Technical Recruiter role is the most common promotion for Technical Recruiters moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $73K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Technical Recruiters is a Recruiter position, where earnings are usually $42K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters flock to Amazon.com Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $70K lead the pack in compensation.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at TEKsystems, Inc — the median salary comes to just $40K, 75 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Survey results imply that Technical Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Human Resources, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales. The majority of those 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.


Technical Recruiters with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Technical Recruiters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Technical Recruiters in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Technical Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Boston and 6 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
$50,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries


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Recruiting
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$50,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
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: 58% employee benefits None: 19%