How much are staffing suppliers charging you to place employees? In our 2010 Staffing Company Survey, staffing suppliers were asked, "On average, what is the typical percent of salary your company charges a client for a direct-hire placement?" The median rate charged was 20 percent of the employee's salary. Eighty percent of respondents (those between the 10th and 90th percentiles) indicated they charge between 14 percent and 25 percent of salary.
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts