Recruiter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Average Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a recruiter make?
Recruiters in America make, on average, $48,788 a year or $23.46 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $73,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $32,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Recruiter salaries include Massachusetts, Maine, California, Virginia, and Vermont. Most Recruiters spend 2.1 years in the position.

Average Recruiter Salary By Location

Across America, Recruiters make on average $48,788 annually or $23.46 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Recruiter will pay you the highest wages at around $60,778 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $35,000. Massachusetts, Maine, California, Virginia, and Vermont are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are Indiana, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Florida.

Map of Recruiter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Recruiters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Recruiter Salary By Company

Recruiters report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most Recruiter jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Microsoft and Google are the highest paying companies. Companies like Intuit and Goldman Sachs also pay high salaries to their Recruiters.
Company
Average Salary
$108,996
$109k
$108,715
$109k
$102,351
$102k
$96,131
$96k
$95,437
$95k
$90,587
$91k
$84,724
$85k

Average Recruiter Pay By Industry

Wages for Recruiters can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Finance companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Recruiters. Health Care companies pay their Recruiters the highest wages, averaging $53,240 per year. Finance companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $52,824 and $52,320, respectively. The types of companies that pay Recruiters the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $43,123.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$53,240
$53k
Finance
Finance
$52,824
$53k
Technology
Technology
$52,320
$52k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$51,834
$52k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$48,219
$48k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$45,492
$45k
Professional
Professional
$43,123
$43k

Recruiter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recruiter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Recruiter can range from $27,204 to $48,497 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Recruiter Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Recruiter
04/29/2020
$40,000
Staffworks
Temporary Recruiter
04/28/2020
$33,392
Essential Personnel, Inc.
Recruiter
04/27/2020
$30,000
Hr/Talent Acquisition Specialist
04/24/2020
$53,000
Recruiter
04/24/2020
$33,960
Smarttalent
Recruiting Specialist
04/22/2020
$40,000
Recruiter
04/18/2020
$52,175
Recruiter
04/15/2020
$50,000
Recruiter
04/10/2020
$55,000
Recruiter
04/09/2020
$52,175
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