Average Senior Recruiter Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Recruiter is $71,153.
MEDIAN $71,153
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$48k - $111k

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Job Description for Senior Recruiter

Senior Recruiter Tasks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • Develop and implement hiring strategies to attract top talent.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • May be involved in writing and placing advertising for open positions in publications; online and print.
  • Source, screen and interview applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, and job skills for open positions; may utilize ATS.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Recruiter are from the companies Kelly Services, Inc., Amazon.com Inc and Randstad North America. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $105,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aetna, Inc. and Randstad North America, earning around $78,000 and $70,733, respectively. Peoplescout pays the lowest at around $43,001. Kelly Services, Inc. and ManpowerGroup also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,322 and $48,500, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Recruiter

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Recruiter

An entry-level Senior Recruiter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,122 based on 45 salaries. An early career Senior Recruiter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,020 based on 625 salaries. A mid-career Senior Recruiter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,601 based on 838 salaries. An experienced Senior Recruiter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,307 based on 729 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,776.
Employees with Senior Recruiter in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 47.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (27.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (23.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.0% less).

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