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Due to the developing crisis, salaries are changing rapidly. Here is the average salary for Recruiters in the United States since March 2020.

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How much does a Recruiter make in the United States?

13.5k salaries reported, updated at September 17, 2021
per year

The average salary for a recruiter is $49,063 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Work from home
  • Gym membership
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
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Most common benefits for Recruiters

  • Work from home
  • Gym membership
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Food provided
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Commuter assistance
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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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Common questions about salaries for a Recruiter

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

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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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