Technical Recruiters in the United States pull down an average of $49K per year. Total incomes of Technical Recruiters incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $19K from bonuses and close to $26K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $97K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Recruiters (54 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Recruiters. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,131 - $85,413
$33K
$49K
$85K
MEDIAN: $48,552
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$13.62 - $55.28
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MEDIAN: $22.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,131 - $85,413  
   
Bonus
$513 - $18,530  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $25,962  
Commission
$2,327 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
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$34,629 - $96,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 871
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $55.28  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $91.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$513 - $18,530  
   
Commission
$2,327 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $25,962  
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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$34,629 - $96,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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

  • 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.
  • Effectively source, screen and interview applicants for technical skills and ability.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Technical Recruiter


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At the upper end, Technical Recruiters who move into a Talent Acquisition Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Talent Acquisition Managers is a much higher $80K per year. A Senior Technical Recruiter or a Corporate Recruiter is a typical transition from a Technical Recruiter role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Dominating the field, TEKsystems, Inc, Futurestep, Amazon.com Inc, Kforce Professional Staffing, and Collabera Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Technical Recruiters. Technical Recruiters seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Google, Inc., where the average salary comes to $119K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Amazon.com Inc, Futurestep, and Kforce Professional Staffing, where Technical Recruiters typically earn around $89K, $55K, or $45K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are TEKsystems, Inc ($39K), Insight Global, Inc. ($39K), and Randstad North America ($41K).

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Survey results imply that Technical Recruiters put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Contract Negotiation and Sales as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. Technical Recruiters see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $84K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,577

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

For Technical Recruiters, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 55 percent greater than the national average. Technical Recruiters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Washington (+25 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Technical Recruiter's salary, with Charlotte Technical Recruiters earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. Houston and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

Technical Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Recruiter?

Technical Recruiter in Columbus:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Ability to speak with different people and work within different cultural environments with customers. Come and go as I please as long as the work got done.
Cons: Micro management and metrics-driven helicopter supervision at times.

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Key Stats for Technical Recruiter

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
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Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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National Average
$54,000

up arrow 17%

Contract Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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