$48,393
Avg. Salary
$17.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,052

Profit Sharing

$1,983

Commission

$8,432

The average pay for a Recruiter is $17.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Recruiter is $48,393 per year.

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$30
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MEDIAN $17
$34k
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$73k
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MEDIAN $48,393
$33,521 - $73,473
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MEDIAN: $48,393
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$12.28 - $29.64
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Show Annual Salary Show Hourly Rate
$0$75K
Salary $33,521 - $73,473
Bonus $295 - $12,235
Profit Sharing $163 - $9,839
Commission $1,977 - $20,658
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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$31,224 - $75,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,227
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.28 - $29.64
Hourly Tips $1.20
Overtime $17.75 - $42.40
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $295 - $12,235
Commission $1,977 - $20,658
Profit Sharing $163 - $9,839
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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$31,224 - $75,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,431

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.

Recruiter Pay By Employer

$0$100K

Aerotek
61 profiles
$48,230

$46,043

$35,116

Amazon.com Inc
39 profiles
$67,764

Adecco
26 profiles
$41,483

$41,779

TEKsystems, Inc
22 profiles
$33,983

$34,191

U.S. Army
21 profiles
$66,839

$46,149

Common Career Paths for Recruiter


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Recruiter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Recruiter

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 7,368 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 $55,000 based on 2,634 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 1,368 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 $67,000 based on 308 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,024

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

Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Recruiter?

Recruiter in Denver:
"Finding, Encouraging, and Empowering People."
Pros: I love having the ability to have a hand in shaping my position and paving the way for the future of recruiting at my company. Even more so, I love helping others by being able to open doors of opportunity for them.
Cons: I dislike feeling overwhelmed by my job, which can often incorporate lots of HR and marketing tasks on a one-woman recruiting "team."

Recruiter in Green Bay:
Pros: I enjoy helping people find a job that allows them to make a living for themselves.
Cons: It can be difficult turning away individuals who have a great personality and need a job, but aren't a fit for your positions.

Recruiter in Fort Worth:
"It requires pascience, organizational skill and persevirence."
Customer Service will take you a long way.

Recruiter in Lexington:
"Awesome."
Pros: Meeting people and finding where they fit in the workforce.
Cons: Terminating lower level blue collar employees.

Recruiter in The Woodlands:
Pros: Traveling to colleges and recruiting graduating engineers.
Cons: When not recruiting your always going through resumes.

Recruiter in Phoenix:
"Salary, Raises And Bonus Structure."
Make sure to fully understand the salary, raise and bonus structure when taking a new job. For example, some jobs will only give people a raise of .25 a year. This will not suffice for long term personal life.

Recruiter in Maplewood:
"It Is Very Interesting Work But Physically Demanding."
Pros: I like the fact that no two days are the same, I like the location at the Mall of America, I like the interesting people I meet, I like my boss.
Cons: Having to find groups of people that do not want to stop to answer questions, Standing 8 hours a day, unruly customers or dishonest ones, being relocated to Maplewood Mall.

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Key Stats for Recruiter

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1701 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Recruiter Salaries

▲40%

▲24%

▲15%

National Average
$48,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Recruiter Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1701 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 20%