It’s hard to decide on a salary for a healthcare recruiter, especially if you care about work-life balance. I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
I would suggest a salary of about $75,000 a year. That’s a good starting point, but it’s not really what you’d have to pay for someone who’s working in healthcare. A good place to start might be $75,000 a year in cash equity, which is pretty close to what most healthcare recruiters do day to day. In fact, a lot of them have a 401k and a lot of them have a pension with their employers.
That’s what I’d suggest. A recruiter like that makes around 75,000 a year. That’s not bad for someone who does his or her job well.
The average salary for an employee in healthcare is just over 62,000 a year, so that’s actually pretty good. The average salary in healthcare is about $53,000 a year.
The problem is that most healthcare recruiters are in high demand. The fact is that the majority of healthcare recruiters are people who are already in the hospital or in a healthcare facility who just haven’t found a position yet. They aren’t getting paid enough to live comfortably. As a result, they have to live in expensive places like San Francisco or New York City or Washington D.C. or Orlando or Los Angeles.
If you want to live comfortably, you have to be willing to work for it. Which in most cases means you have to earn more. It also means that you have to work harder. In healthcare we often see people who are in the middle of this cycle, but who are so sick they cant work. They need additional help. They need to be helped with their problems. They need to be taken care of. They need to get help.
The idea that healthcare companies see us as a resource to help them with their problems is one that I find extremely appealing. If you work for one of these companies and find out that you can help them, then they will see you as someone who is valuable, valuable enough to get you out of bed and into a chair where you can help them with their problems.
I’ve heard the healthcare industry as a whole thinks that medical professionals are valuable. I say let them think that too. If you are a medical professional, but you do not want to take over medical companies, then that’s fine too. In fact, that’s how I was able to land a job with UnitedHealthcare.
Healthcare is a very competitive field. So many medical companies are afraid if you are not in their “sweet spot,” you will be taken away from their company. So they want you to be someone who can really help them. Because if you are not, then they get to take your talent away from them.
In short, UnitedHealthcare is a huge healthcare company. At their annual meeting, they will often tell their shareholders that they are growing, adding to their stock value, and hiring. They can be very nice and do all sorts of good things. But they are also a company that wants to take over and control medical companies. As a result, you will want to be paid what your skills are worth so that you are in the sweet spot for where they need you to be.