Average Recruiter Salary

$50,307
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,069
Bonus
$9,476
Commission
$1,948
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The average salary for a Recruiter is $50,307.
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$35k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$77k
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$35k - $77k
Bonus
$500 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$293 - $9k
Commission
$2k - $21k
Total Pay
$32k - $78k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Recruiter

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Recruiter are from the companies Kelly Services, Inc., Aerotek and Insight Global, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $66,105. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ManpowerGroup and Aerotek, earning around $50,444 and $50,209, respectively. Insight Global, Inc. pays the lowest at around $35,388. Adecco and Randstad North America also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,276 and $44,351, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Recruiters?

Skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication 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 $41,107 based on 796 salaries. An early career Recruiter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,063 based on 5,530 salaries. A mid-career Recruiter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,906 based on 2,101 salaries. An experienced Recruiter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,942 based on 1,013 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,702.
Employees with Recruiter in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 53.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (20.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,732 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.2%
Early Career
56.8%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
10.4%
Late Career
3.0%