The research shows that technical recruiters saw their median total cash compensation soar 10% on average, versus a year ago, compared with average salary increases of 4.2% over the past five years.
HR executives without responsibility for industrial relations saw a 9.3% jump. Comparable executives with industrial relations responsibility experienced just a 5.1% bump, but still earn $6,000 more a year than their counterparts.
Other significant increases within the HR community:
- compensation/benefit managers, up 6.1%
- managerial/professional recruiters, up 5.9%
- HR generalists, up 5.4%