Recruiter Salary

The average pay for a Recruiter is $46,368 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation and Full-Cycle Recruiting.

$33,746 - $72,439
$34K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,234
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50%
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$12.34 - $29.28
$12
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.30
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$0$74K
Salary $33,746 - $72,439
Bonus $96.25 - $13,101
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,015
Commission $2,026 - $20,307
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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$31,172 - $74,753
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,268
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.34 - $29.28
Hourly Tips $1.20
Overtime $18.18 - $43.81
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $96.25 - $13,101
Commission $2,026 - $20,307
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,015
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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$31,172 - $74,753
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,308

Job Description for Recruiter

Recruiters work in a variety of fields, with one of the most common positions being a job recruiter. A job recruiter is hired by a particular company to find qualified employees. They often explore popular resume-posting websites and seek out qualified candidates for interviews; many recruiters often travel to job fairs and various events for job seekers. Recruiters may work for a single company or for multiple companies at once as an independent contractor.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Recruiter


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Popular Employer Salaries for Recruiter

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Pay by Experience Level for Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 3,911 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 1,384 salaries. An experienced Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 716 salaries. A Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 149 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,807

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

Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Recruiter?

Recruiter in Portland:
"Great Job and Great Place."
Pros: Talking to new candidates everyday. Placing people in jobs they want.
Cons: Not being able to work from home more and no benefits.

Recruiter in Manchester:
"It's not for everyone."
Pros: I like the fact that I help people, and I can wear whatever I want in the office.
Cons: I don't believe that I'm cut out for the industry itself. There's obviously a lot of pressure, and the metrics-driven culture is one that I didn't really consider before I took the job.

Recruiter in Miami:
"Reality."
Pros: Its different every day, meeting new people.
Cons: Possibility of failing my goals, not meeting my quotas.

Recruiter in Chicago:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I like the excitement, the fast paced enviroment and the joy I hear from candidates when they are contacted or even offered the position.
Cons: Nothing.

Recruiter in Baltimore:
"Flexibility."
Pros: Flexible work from home days, 9 paid sick days, casual environment, great company culture.
Cons: Lack of room for growth or professional development.

Recruiter in Atlanta:
"So far good!"
Pros: Not micro-managed, casual and good work life balance.
Cons: Benefits and lazy team members.

Recruiter in Redwood City:
"Great perks and culture."
Pros: I love the people and the mission. It's a great place to work!
Cons: I wish I had more face time with my manager.

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Key Stats for Recruiter

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 860 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Recruiter Salaries

▲36%

▲25%

▲17%

National Average
$48,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 860 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 19%