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Average Recruiter Salary in United Kingdom

£26,138
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£3,059
Bonus
£9,500
Commission
£3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Recruiter in United Kingdom is £26,138.
10%
£19k
MEDIAN
£26k
90%
£39k
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£19k - £39k
Bonus
£766 - £10k
Profit Sharing
£491 - £7k
Commission
£3k - £15k
Total Pay
£19k - £42k
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What Do Recruiters Do?

Recruiter Tasks
  • Evaluate candidates' strengths compared with clients' requirements, and recommend the best candidates to clients after a detailed screening and skill assessment.
  • Stay current on trends, emerging technologies and new and hard to find skill sets.
  • Network extensively to find potential candidates and clients.
  • Source through internal candidate database as well as professional associations, referrals, and other networking resources.
  • Negotiate wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates.

Career Paths

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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Recruiters?

Skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication, Sourcing and Recruiting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Recruiters?

An entry-level Recruiter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £20,341 based on 30 salaries. An early career Recruiter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,509 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Recruiter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,695 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Recruiter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,608 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £34,131.
Employees with Recruiter in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Manchester, England: Manchester (6.4% more) and Bristol, England: Bristol (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milton Keynes, England: Buckinghamshire (13.9% less), Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (8.2% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (4.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 289 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
62.6%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
6.9%
Late Career
1.7%

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