How much does a Recruiter I make in the United States? The average Recruiter I salary in the United States is $60,481 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $53,898 and $67,023. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Recruiter I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Recruiter I Salary $47,904 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Recruiter I Salary $53,898 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Recruiter I Salary $60,481 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Recruiter I Salary $67,023 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Recruiter I Salary $72,978 US January 26, 2024
25% $53,898 10% $47,904 90% $72,978 75% $67,023 $60,481 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Recruiter I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Interviewing: The ability and process of conducting a conversation to gather information to facilitate all kinds of decision-making.


Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office is a suite of desktop productivity applications that is designed by Microsoft for business use. You can create documents containing text and images, work with data in spreadsheets and databases, create presentations and posters.


Cold Calling: Cold calling is the solicitation of business from potential customers who have had no prior contact with the salesperson conducting the call. It is an attempt to convince potential customers to purchase either the salesperson's product or service. Generally, it is referred as an over-the-phone process, making it a source of telemarketing, but can also be done in-person by door-to-door salespeople. Though cold calling can be used as a legitimate business tool, scammers can use cold calling as well.

Interviewing 43.29%
Microsoft Office 18.37%
Cold Calling 6.69%
Others 31.65%

Job Description for Recruiter I

Recruiter I attracts, evaluates, and refers candidates for open positions through recruiting website, employee referrals, on-site recruiting, search firms and other sourcing methods. Develops job advertisements and screens resumes/applications. Being a Recruiter I contacts candidates to ascertain fit, and schedules interviews. Extends offers and negotiates compensation. Additionally, Recruiter I initiates onboarding plan for new hires. Ensures assigned positions are filled efficiently and effectively. May facilitate orientation for new employees and perform exit interviews for employees leaving the organization. May require a bachelor's degree in human resources. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Recruiter I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Recruiter I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Recruiter I

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For Recruiter I, the first career path typically progresses to Executive Recruiter.

The second career path typically progresses to Campus Recruiter.

The third career path typically progresses to Legal Recruiter.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Physician Recruiter position, and then progresses to Physician Recruitment Director.

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Recruiter I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Recruiter I, the highest Recruiter I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Recruiter I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Recruiter I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Recruiter I salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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