How does a recruiters comp looks like across different industries?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Tech and healthcare are known for paying recruiters the most. Salesforce, Meta, Google, and UnitedHealth Group are known for paying recruiters the highest based on average salary.


Do you know how their pay structure is though? Like do they make any type of commission when they find the “new hire”?

The compensation structure for recruiters can vary across different industries. Here are some general factors that can influence a recruiter's compensation:

1. Industry: Different industries may have varying demand for talent and competition for qualified candidates. Industries such as technology, finance, and healthcare often offer higher compensation due to the demand for specialized skills and the competitive nature of talent acquisition.

2. Company size: The size of the company can impact recruiter compensation. Large organizations typically have bigger budgets and resources allocated to their talent acquisition efforts, potentially resulting in higher compensation for recruiters compared to smaller companies.

3. Geographic location: The cost of living and market demand for talent in a specific geographic location can affect recruiter compensation. Cities with a high cost of living or tight job markets may offer higher salaries to attract and retain skilled recruiters.

4. Experience and skills: Recruiters with more experience, specialized skills, and a successful track record of placing high-quality candidates often command higher compensation. These skills may include sourcing passive candidates, using advanced recruitment techniques, negotiating offers, and building strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers.

5. Performance-based incentives: Some companies offer performance-based incentives to recruiters to motivate them to meet specific targets, such as filling a certain number of positions within a given time frame or achieving quality hiring metrics. These incentives can include bonuses or commission structures based on the recruiter's success in meeting their goals.

6. Recruitment agency or internal recruiters: Recruiters working for recruitment agencies or staffing firms may have different compensation structures compared to those working as internal recruiters. External recruiters may earn a commission or percentage of the placement fee, while internal recruiters might have a fixed salary with potential performance-based bonuses.

It's important to note that these factors are general guidelines, and compensation can vary widely within each industry. It's recommended to research industry-specific data and conduct salary benchmarking to determine the typical compensation range for recruiters in a particular industry or geographic location...............


Related Posts

Tips on negotiating a raise! I’m no where near the timeframe for one(only been there just over 90 days), just want to be prepared for when that meeting comes up at the one year mark 😅

Used to have a career with a. Union, this was never a concern till now LOL


Profile : Masters + 7 YOE Full Stack Developer. Got an offer for $120k base(No bonus) for a start up @ Toronto. Is it a good offer?


BDRs: Can I get some honest reviews and experiences from your time as a BDR? I’m making the pivot from 5 years in the sports industry (plus 2 years exp of direct sales at Spectrum). Just received an offer from Zoom ($21 an hour base. Seems low imo?) Negotiating this week and want to see if it’s worth it. Thanks everyone


Can anyone share the new compensation band for corporate counsel and senior corporate counsel at Amazon? Thanks!


What happens as a part of process after a successful salary discussion.

Ex: Offer Letter, BGV etc

How is 38 k in malta for a software developer experience 4.4 years ? .. currently earning 21 lpa in India.. is relocating from malta to other European country is easy if we work in malta for a few months any preference will be given for relocating and visa sponsorship?


I have an offer at the SC level at a supply chain boutique for £62K but no bonus. What are the chances Deloitte matches the offer?


What should be the average salary for 12 years IT security professionals


How tcser lives without diwali bonus nd all?


What’s the current return salary for GSAPers in GPS Tech with T15 MBA


Hello Slalom family. Currently going through rounds of interviews with Slalom. Any guidance on TC for a senior principal for Salesforce group?


To all the event profs out there, could anyone please advise on what is the base salary of a Senior Event Coordinator in Toronto? Thanks!


Hi fishes,

Currently working at Freshworks for 20LPA,
I want to change company because i need WFH.
Can i get some suggestions like where to apply as senior frontend engineer?

Exp CTC would be 35LPA +
Exp: 5.5 years

Any suggestions will be welcome.
Thanks in advance.


I work as an officer in HAL, 12 CTC.
I see growth is low i.e increment of 3 % every year.
Planning to switch into MNCs, is it a right decision to leave a public sector unit?

What salary would be ok to leave my current job?


In TCS,is the basic salary always low ? What is the reason behind this ?


I need a suggestion.
I onboarded wipro with 20 Lakh salary and now I got offer from Tech M 23.5 Lakh salary. I am confused whether to join Tech M or not. What happen if I will not login to Wipro as I have only onboarded there. Is it worth to abscond Wipro for Tech M for 3.5 lakh annually extra salary pay

Dear All, i have selected for NTT DATA and the client is SAP labs. The role is SAP ABAP on Hana developer. Should I accept the offer. Package offered - 17lpa fixed Years of experience - 3.2


HCL Technologies

Does provide early joining bonus?


Hi , I am 11 years Exp, and have an offer of 17.2 ( 16LPA fixed) Cracked AWS and waiting for salary negotiation. Can someone guide me how much should be the base pay , bonus and equity.


How much should I ask from IDEMIA for Python Developer role?

YOE: 3.5

I asked for 14-15 LPA, did I law ball myself?

Haven't put down the paper yet!


More Posts

Anyone out here who works for Emera or NS Power?


What’s going on at Leo? Bob Winters going back to Chicago. Who’s gonna lead over there?


How am I doing? Should I look for
better opportunities?

Current in-hand: 6LPA
YoE: 4Y
Position:- Business Analyst ( smart city
Skill:- Knowledge of DB,SqL, ERP,
Python, little bit of Java, also preparing for CBAP certification
Location: Client side (US based


So I am a Senior Consultant at KPMG but interested in RPA at Deloitte. If I don’t have experience in RPA, should I expect to drop to from Senior to a Consultant?


Anybody know why there appear to be so many open positions at Fenwick and West? Comments on the culture, work/life balance, diversity, etc.?


I’m asking out of genuine curiosity - why do law firms promote people who have 0 leadership and management skills to partner? I know people who have been promoted to partner who have for a fact been given poor reviews bc they are egregious managers — some are not even respected by juniors because they also don’t have much substantive knowledge. Is it just politics?


Hi everyone,

My husband and I are considering moving to the US from Canada. We want to go to Los Angeles. I've only just started doing my research on jobs in the LA area.

Any tips on the process to apply for a work visa there, and which companies would be able to support/sponsor?


Hey Fishes, So i have got an offer from 'Capgemini engineering', it has 15% variable pay tagged for the role of Senior manager. Can somone confirm - wht is the average % age of this variable amount we get? Capgemini

Anyone else thoroughly disinterested in “The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart” or just me? This isn’t a twist I need!


Anybody here that focuses on ITDD / techDD transition to PE Ops? Would be great to hear your career path and advice


Is it weird to wear a sports watch on one wrist and a formal watch on the other


I have my USCIS online status saying ‘Case was approved and my decision was Emailed’. In this case of emailed approval, do I expect an original notice coming through a mail? The status does not explicitly say it was mailed. Any thoughts on this? My employer is reluctant for me start based on e-approval.


Does anyone have and pay for both Chase Sapphire Reserve and Amex Plat. Would you recommend having both?


Does HSBC India give any bonus/gifts for diwali?


Hi guys

Few days back I put my resignation.

I'm on BPO2, curently working on IT project

Today got call from HR for retention.She is giving me 2 options.
1. DCA: interview will be scheduled and depending on that package might get revised (not ready to tell percent).
2. BPS to c1 IT conversation with no hike.( Without hike which is of no use I Guess)

Got offer outside with 110 percent hike but they want me to join early.

Please advise


What can I say if recruiter asks current ctc


Someone learned that sand is cold.

Post Photo

Hi! What are some fun neighbourhoods in Palo Alto/Stanford area to live in as a young woman?


Good morning, all! Happy Lord's Day!
My church is currently studying through Proverbs on Sunday mornings.
What are you studying through at the moment? Any takeaways you found particularly insightful or encouraging?

Post Photo

Additional Posts in Salaries in Finance

Currently a Wealth Advisor for Citi but I honestly hate it here with a passion it’s the worst company I’ve ever worked for in my life and I’ve been in Wealth Management in the banking channel for over a decade. Series 7, Series 63, Life, CFP, ChFC, and soon to have my MBA with a focus in Mergers & Acquisitions. I’m look to enter another area of Finance at this point instead of starting over somewhere else from scratch, but not sure what direction to go. Interested in Investment Banking or M&A.

Anyone here a Client Onboarding Associate for an RIA? We have YE reviews coming up soon. I’m pretty sure I am a shoe in for a promotion, but in case I don’t get it (god-forbid), what is the going salary for this position? I would definitely ask for a raise and a merit bass bonus, so I want to gauge what you all think a good salary is for this role. Any thoughts? Oh! I am also based in NYC.


Boston SFA 5 years exp (Corporate finance). My research shows 110-120k for comp range. Does that sound right to others here?

Is anyone else finding it difficult to get a raise this year because of market conditions? I moved from a business analyst role to a management role and didn't get a raise even though I'm taking on significantly more work. The terrible market conditions are what my boss pointed to. Is this happening at other companies also?


What to do when HR is refusing give salary range for internal jobs ?


Hi everyone, I’m in asset management at a real estate firm with 2 years of experience in my current role and 5 total years of experience in finance. What should my comp range be?


Curious what’s a fair salary in MA? Was just told that there is likely not going to be a chance for a raise during my upcoming performance review due to my salary already being “above average for the industry” based on my employer’s questionable research. I’ve been with the company 8.5 years & am the only one in my role, which they can’t operate without. I execute tasks from two investment advisors and two financial planners - they make the decisions of what should happen & I make it happen.


Does anybody know what the typical salary range is and total comp for someone starting out as an internal or external wholesaler? If you are one of these, can you share about your experience in terms of whether you liked it or not, work life balance, travel, etc?


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or