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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Recruiters in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 227,827 Recruiters currently employed in the United States.
  • 59.9% of all Recruiters are women, while 40.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Recruiter is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Recruiters is White (62.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.6%) and Black or African American (10.0%).
  • The majority of Recruiters are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Recruiters are paid an average annual salary of $54,028.
  • Recruiters average starting salary is $37,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Recruiters earn as much as $77,000 or more.
  • 9% of all Recruiters are LGBT.
  • Recruiters are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.

Recruiter Statistics By Gender

Among Recruiters, 59.9% of them are women compared to 40.1% which are men.

  • Female, 59.9%
  • Male, 40.1%

Recruiters By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female59.9%
Male40.1%

Gender Pay Gap For Recruiter

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$58,009
female-income
Female Income
$54,615

Recruiter Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Recruiter position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Recruiter Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201045.22%54.78%
201142.53%57.47%
201244.52%55.48%
201342.90%57.10%
201444.49%55.51%
201541.69%58.31%
201642.70%57.30%
201742.46%57.54%
201841.13%58.87%
201940.31%59.69%

Recruiter Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Timber Buyer and Chief Estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Wedding Coordinator9%91%
Conference Planning Manager9%91%
Human Resources Administrative Assistant9%91%
Recruiter40%60%
Electronic Security Specialist94%6%
Chief Estimator95%5%
Timber Buyer97%3%

Recruiter Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Recruiters is White, which makes up 62.1% of all Recruiters. Comparatively, there are 17.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 62.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.6%
  • Black or African American, 10.0%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Recruiter Race

Recruiter RacePercentages
White62.1%
Hispanic or Latino17.6%
Black or African American10.0%
Asian7.1%
Unknown2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.8%

Recruiter Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Recruiters.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Recruiter Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201063.78%11.87%5.90%15.81%
201164.08%11.55%6.04%15.54%
201264.17%11.05%6.03%16.14%
201363.67%11.18%6.13%15.99%
201461.85%11.52%6.88%16.74%
201562.04%11.66%6.65%16.94%
201661.53%11.93%6.90%16.59%
201761.70%10.93%6.56%17.56%
201862.10%9.66%7.33%17.99%
201962.06%10.02%7.07%17.63%

Recruiter Wage Gap By Race

Asian Recruiters have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Recruiters have the lowest average salary at $54,765.
$60,000
$59,000
$58,000
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$55,876
White$56,282
Black or African American$55,015
Asian$59,622
Hispanic or Latino$54,765

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Average Age of a Recruiter

We determined the average age of Recruiters based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Recruiter Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American3844
Unknown3638
Asian34.536
Hispanic or Latino3639
White3940
American Indian and Alaska Native46

Recruiter Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Recruiter employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Recruiters is 40+ years old, which represents 51% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Recruiter Age

Recruiter YearsPercentages
20-30 years19%
30-40 years30%
40+ years51%

Types of Recruiter Degree Levels

The most common degree for Recruiters is Bachelor's Degree 69% of Recruiters earn that degree. A close second is Associate Degree with 12% and rounding it off is Master's Degree with 9%.

  • Bachelors, 69%
  • Associate, 12%
  • Masters, 9%
  • High School Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Recruiters By Education

Recruiter DegreePercentages
Bachelors69%
Associate12%
Masters9%
High School Diploma6%
Other Degrees4%

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Recruiter Wage Gap By Education

Recruiters with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $70,921 annually. With a Masters degree, Recruiters earn a median annual income of $61,980 compared to $54,615 for Recruiters with an Bachelors degree.
$74,000
$69,000
$64,000
$59,000
$54,000
$49,000
$44,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$48,012
Master's Degree$61,980
Bachelor's Degree$54,615
Doctorate Degree$70,921
Some College/ Associate Degree$48,289

Recruiter Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Recruiters. We found that the most common company type is Public. In addition, the industry that employs the most Recruiters is the Professional industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Recruiters.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Recruiter Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees2%
100 - 500 employees8%
500 - 1,000 employees10%
1,000 - 10,000 employees31%
> 10,000 employees49%

The Types Of Companies Recruiter Work In

Employees with the Recruiter job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Recruiters prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Recruiter Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public50%
Private49%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Recruiters

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Recruiters. Those industries include Professional, Technology and Health Care.

Fortune 500

Professional

Technology

Finance

Health Care

Recruiter Turnover And Employment Statistics

Recruiter Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Recruiters changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Recruiter Unemployment Rate By Year

YearRecruiter Unemployment Rate
20107.60%
20116.44%
20125.26%
20134.87%
20144.30%
20153.40%
20163.08%
20172.52%
20182.19%
20192.85%

The Average Number of Years That Recruiter Stay in a Job

By looking over 81,337 Recruiters resumes, we figured out that the average Recruiter enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 33%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Recruiter Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year33%
1-2 years33%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years4%
11+ years4%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Recruiters with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Recruiters.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Logistics Planning Engineer4.48%29,270
Job Cost Estimator5.12%47,931
Business Advisor8.65%96,380
Recruiter9.41%
Passport Application Examiner9.80%18,321
Store Manager And Buyer10.52%151,582
Capital Campaign Fundraiser11.29%2,651

Recruiter LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Logistics Planning Engineer4.48%29,270
Job Cost Estimator5.12%47,931
Business Advisor8.65%96,380
Passport Application Examiner9.80%18,321
Store Manager And Buyer10.52%151,582
Capital Campaign Fundraiser11.29%2,651

Foreign Languages Spoken By Recruiters

The most common foreign language among Recruiters is Spanish at 64.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.7% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 2.9%.

  • Spanish, 64.8%
  • French, 7.7%
  • Portuguese, 2.9%
  • German, 2.8%
  • Italian, 2.8%
  • Other, 19.0%

Recruiter Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish64.8%
French7.7%
Portuguese2.9%
German2.8%
Italian2.8%
Other19.0%

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Recruiter Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Recruiter can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Recruiters is $0. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Recruiters Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Recruiters earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Recruiters Located?

By looking through more than 81,337 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Recruiters are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Recruiters

Where Are Recruiters In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Recruiters are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Recruiter Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Recruiters are female?

59.7% of recruiters are female in the United States. This is 0.8 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female recruiters has increased by 4.9 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 136,012 female recruiters in the U.S. and 91,815 male recruiters in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 227,827 people with the specific job title of recruiter and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

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