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Recruiter salary in United States

How much does a Recruiter make in the United States?

Average base salary

$51,419
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a recruiter is $51,419 per year in the United States. 19.1k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Top companies for Recruiters in United States

  1. gpac
    4.0star
    76 reviews8 salaries reported
    $181,590per year
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Highest paying cities for Recruiters near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $59,652 per year
    461 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $55,852 per year
    422 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $54,927 per year
    473 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $54,114 per year
    211 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $52,600 per year
    132 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $52,600 per year
    330 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $51,131 per year
    176 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $50,781 per year
    151 salaries reported
  3. Omaha, NE
    $49,630 per year
    105 salaries reported
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Where can a Recruiter earn more?

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Most common benefits for Recruiters

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Happy hour
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,266 ratings

53% of Recruiters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Recruiting Coordinator

4,934 job openings

Average $22.37 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Recruiter

As a recruiter how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How can recruiters increase their salary?

To increase your salary as a recruiter, you can consider the following options:

  • Gain more experience: With more experience, you'll generally have a larger candidate database to offer companies.
  • Get a qualification: Having a qualification will be an advantage as you can apply for a position at a larger firm or show your knowledge as an independent recruiter.
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