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Recruiter salary in United States

How much does a Recruiter make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $56,585
Low $34,566
High $92,633
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a recruiter is $56,585 per year in the United States. 22.1k salaries reported, updated at June 8, 2023

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Top companies for Recruiters in United States

  1. Rose International
    517 reviews10 salaries reported
    $126,950per year
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Highest paying cities for Recruiters near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $70,699 per year
    593 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $61,509 per year
    801 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $59,475 per year
    400 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $57,118 per year
    436 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $56,638 per year
    464 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $56,492 per year
    169 salaries reported
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
    $52,374 per year
    93 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $51,695 per year
    277 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $50,802 per year
    255 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?

Human Resources Specialist

20,948 job openings

Average $66,796 per year

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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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