More than 80% of employers pay less than $500 to advertise each job opening, according to a new survey.

The survey, by, contacted 500+ people interested in HR matters.

It found that 40.5% of respondents paid between zero and $249 to advertise/post openings, while another 40.3% spent between $250 and $499. Some 12.8% paid up to $999, while another 6.4% paid $1,000+.

Cost factors
Of course, the cost of advertising a job depends in part on the industry you’re in. But it also depends on the media you use. The survey found that 81% of respondents mined current employees for the names of potential candidates – a great low-cost option.

Some 73% used general job boards like Monster and CareerBuilder, while 67% used intra-company job boards and more than 50% used both state and local boards, and industry-specific boards.

Among other options, 52% reported using social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook to post jobs, while just 44% used outside recruiting firms.
Bottom line: Whatever your staffing needs, you don’t have to spend a mint to let people know you have an opening available.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Rapid Learning Institute 1510 Chester Pike, Suite 310 Eddystone, PA 19022

  • Toll Free: (877) 792-2172
  • Contact Us

About RLI

RLI is 100% CAN-SPAM compliant. We're dedicated to protecting your privacy. We will NEVER sell or share your email address and will promptly honor all unsubscribe requests.

Learn More

Connect With Us

Signup to Receive Industry-Leading Tips and News from our Experts