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Talent Acquisition Director Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Talent Acquisition Director is $110,018 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$71,963 - $152,354
MEDIAN: $110,018
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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$71,963 - $152,354  
$4,805 - $38,721  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$74,776 - $172,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Talent Acquisition Director

The primary role of talent acquisition directors is to manage the hiring process and find qualified recruits to fill organizational vacancies. These directors must be able to use various sources to find new applicants, such as job-search websites and job fairs. They must also sort through applications and information from potential hires. Talent acquisition directors participate in at least part of the recruitment process, including by interviewing and negotiating with candidates; they also help optimize hiring policies. Other tasks performed by talent acquisition directors include participating in meetings related to hiring strategies and training other members of the hiring team.
Talent Acquisition Director Tasks
  • Coach managers and talent team in hiring procedures and interview techniques.
  • Maintain a network of contacts to increase talent pool and provide referrals.
  • Work with managers to define talent needs, necessary skills, and preferred qualifications.
  • Evaluate and choose strategies for identifying and screening candidates and retaining staff.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 8%