Technical Recruiter Salary

Technical Recruiters in the United States can expect wages of $50K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $26K, overall incomes of Technical Recruiters spread between $35K and $101K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Recruiters (55 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,848 - $91,516
$34K
$51K
$92K
MEDIAN: $50,681
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$13.41 - $55.82
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$0$102K
Salary $33,848 - $91,516
Bonus $506 - $19,495
Profit Sharing $0.80 - $26,179
Commission $2,936 - $30,201
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$35,267 - $102,778
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 845
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $13.41 - $55.82
Overtime $16.89 - $83.05
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $506 - $19,495
Commission $2,936 - $30,201
Profit Sharing $0.80 - $26,179
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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$35,267 - $102,778
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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Job Description for Technical Recruiter

Technical recruiters are in charge of researching, screening, and selecting talented candidates with technical abilities for hiring organizations. They manage and analyze candidate experience, and pick the individual(s) that best fit with provided position requirements. Technical recruiters use their networking abilities to find the best talent in the market, and they make work offers based on their technical skills. In addition, they must accompany these technical candidates through the process of screening, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding. They also monitor the effectiveness of recruiting efforts and tools. Additionally, they also complete administrative paperwork and technical evaluation of prospective technical professionals; they also administer tests designed to assess candidates' skills.

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Technical Recruiter Tasks

  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
  • May be involved in writing and posting job descriptions using appropriate technical terminology.
  • Effectively source, screen and interview applicants for technical skills and ability.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Technical Recruiter


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Technical Recruiters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Talent Acquisition Manager. The average Talent Acquisition Manager brings home $80K per year. Becoming a Senior Technical Recruiter is, more often than not, the most common role that Technical Recruiters move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $75K. Another frequent advance is for Technical Recruiters to assume a Corporate Recruiter role; in this role, workers often earn $54K.

Technical Recruiter Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Recruiter


Technical Recruiters flock to TEKsystems, Inc, Futurestep, Amazon.com Inc, Kforce Professional Staffing, and Collabera Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Technical Recruiters seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Google, Inc., where the average salary comes to $119K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Amazon.com Inc, Futurestep, and Kforce Professional Staffing, where earnings of $85K, $55K, or $45K are standard for Technical Recruiters.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is TEKsystems, Inc, where the median salary is just $38K — 217 percent less than the top paying company. Collabera Inc., Insight Global, Inc. and Randstad North America are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $38K, $39K, and $41K.

Popular Skills for Technical Recruiter


Survey results suggest that Technical Recruiters put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Negotiation, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Contract Negotiation and Sales as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those educated in Recruiting tend to be well versed in Full-Cycle Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Recruiter

Pay by Experience for a Technical Recruiter has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Recruiter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 740 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Recruiter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Technical Recruiter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 102 salaries. A Technical Recruiter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,100

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

Surpassing the national average by 56 percent, Technical Recruiters in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Technical Recruiters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Technical Recruiters in Charlotte earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (24 percent lower) and Atlanta (18 percent lower).

Technical Recruiter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Recruiter?

Technical Recruiter in Columbus:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Ability to speak with different people and work within different cultural environments with customers. Come and go as I please as long as the work got done.
Cons: Micro management and metrics-driven helicopter supervision at times.

Technical Recruiter in Sacramento:
Pros: Work flexibility, pay is well if you work really hard, company invests in good employees.
Cons: Burn and turn organization, it is a very big company so it is easy to become a small fish in a big pond. It is easy to get stuck in your current role, not a lot of opportunity to move up in the company.

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Key Stats for Technical Recruiter

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Technical Recruiter Salaries

▲50%

▲29%

▲29%

National Average
$56,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Technical Recruiter Salaries

Negotiation
▲31%


Information Technology (IT) Support
▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$56,000


▼2%

▼19%

Contract Negotiation
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%
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