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Top 5 Countries with the Highest Paid Salaries for Recruitment Consultants

If you want to earn a living helping other people find a job, recruitment consulting is the perfect career for you! One of the best things about this career is that you don’t need as much experience as you would in other fields. After all, you’re simply helping people assess their skills, finding job opportunities, and informing your clients of those job opportunities.

Many people studying for Human Resources branch out into recruitment consulting, and it can be a lucrative career if you find the right country to work in:

1. United Kingdom

For those working as a recruitment consultant in the UK, the pay can be fairly good. While the salary has dropped a bit since the last year, recruitment consultants still earn around $57,400 (37,700 GBP) per year. Overall, it’s a pretty decent salary for the job!


2. New Zealand

If you want to work as a recruitment consultant, New Zealand is a better country to consider than its larger neighbor to the east. The base salary begins at anywhere from $55,000 to $90,000 NZD ($42,000 to $69,000 USD) per year. Of course, adding commissions to that, you can earn a pretty decent salary.

3. United States

In the US, the average recruiter earns around $45,000 per year. Considering the job, it’s actually a fairly good pay – well above average for the industry. A small percentage (10%) can earn as much as $70,000 per year, though that it is the very high end of the industry pay scale. Bonuses in the United States tend to be fairly minimal, though commissions can be excellent.

4. Australia

As a recruitment consultant in Australia, the pay is a bit lower than in some of the other countries on this list. You earn around $51,000 Australian dollars, which comes out to a little more than $41,000 USD.  Few people have more than 10 years of experience in this job, and experience has little effect on the fairly stable pay scale of this job.

5. Germany

Surprisingly, German recruiting consultants actually earn a bit less than their English-speaking counterparts. The average recruiter will earn around €35,000 ($41,000) per year, but the salary only rises to around €40,000 ($47,000) per year when you transition to become a recruitment manager.

Note: It may be a bit surprising that UK recruiters earn a better salary than those who live in the US, Australia, or New Zealand, but do remember that the cost of living is higher in the UK.

Now you know where to go if you’re looking for a job as a recruitment consultant. The countries above will provide you with good options in terms of a decent salary, and you’ll find that you can do the job you love while supporting yourself effectively.

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