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Survey reveals rise in recruiters’ earnings and job satisfaction – REC


Eight out of ten recruiters (81 percent) are satisfied in their job, according to the Salary and Benefits Survey 2013 published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). This marks an increase in the proportion of recruiters saying that they are happy in their career compared to four years ago when only 72 percent reported being satisfied.

This could be explained by some of the other results from the survey, which reveals that recruiters’ basic salary has increased by 29 percent since 2009, that 42 percent of recruiters received a pay rise this year and nine out of ten have the opportunity to earn a bonus.

Key findings about recruiters’ salary and bonuses include:

Consultants take home an average basic salary of £27,820, which rises to £38,885 after commission and bonuses.