Employment Recruiter Salary

Most Employment Recruiters in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.00 per hour. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,277 - $35,562
MEDIAN: $30,492

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Job Description for Employment Recruiter

An employment recruiter is a person who helps to identify and lure qualified workers to work at the company the recruiter is employed by. Recruiters can work as part of a dedicated employment recruiting firm, or he or she can simply be part of a human resources department at a larger corporation. The recruiter helps to find and contact qualified workers, and he or she will often perform preliminary interviews and administer any screening tests that are required.


Employment Recruiter Tasks

  • 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.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
  • 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.

Employment Recruiter Job Listings

Key Stats for Employment Recruiter

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Experience Affects Employment Recruiter Salaries




National Average

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 33%