Average Recruiting Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Recruiting Specialist is $50,035.
MEDIAN $50,035
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$36k - $71k
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$397 - $6k
$805 - $25k
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$32k - $71k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Recruiting Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Recruiting Specialist are from the companies Kelly Services, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Mutual of Omaha. Reported salaries are highest at Kelly Services, Inc. where the average pay is $53,500. Mutual of Omaha pays the lowest at around $41,627.

Career Paths

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Recruiting Specialist
Human Resources (HR) Manager
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Recruiting Specialist

Skills in Human Resources (HR), Sourcing, Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Recruiting Specialist

An entry-level Recruiting Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,741 based on 54 salaries. An early career Recruiting Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,940 based on 494 salaries. A mid-career Recruiting Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,387 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Recruiting Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,967 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,985.
Employees with Recruiting Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (29.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

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