Technical Recruiter Salary

Average Technical Recruiters in the United States make around $46K per year. Overall cash earnings for Technical Recruiters stretch from $33K on the lower end to $86K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $19K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by tenure and location. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Recruiters (51 percent) survey respondents. 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 information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,644 - $76,921
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $45,531
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$12.41 - $50.17
(Median)
$12
$22
$50
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,644 - $76,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,477  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
Commission
$2,007 - $29,163  
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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$33,335 - $85,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $50.17  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $66.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,477  
   
Commission
$2,007 - $29,163  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,342  
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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$33,335 - $85,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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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

  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Effectively source, screen and interview applicants for technical skills and ability.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • May be involved in writing and posting job descriptions using appropriate technical terminology.

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. Career advancement for the typical Technical Recruiter often leads to becoming a Senior Technical Recruiter or a Recruiting Manager; median salaries in these positions are $23K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Google, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $89K on average.

TEKsystems, Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($41K).

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 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Contract Negotiation and 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.


Technical Recruiters generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,792

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Technical Recruiters will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Austin (+21 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (6 percent less) and Chicago (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Recruiting
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National Average
$52,000

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Contract Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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