Average Recruiter Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Recruiter is $58,331 in 2024

Base Salary
$40k - $85k
$977 - $13k
Profit Sharing
$300 - $14k
$2k - $24k
Total Pay
$39k - $87k
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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.
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How do Recruiters Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 670 responses, the job of Recruiter has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.84 out of 5. On average, Recruiters are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Recruiters

What is the highest pay for Recruiters?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Recruiter is $85k / year

What is the lowest pay for Recruiters?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Recruiter is $40k / year

How can Recruiters increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Recruiter is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Recruiter that oversees more junior Recruiters, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.