Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

The average Talent Acquisition Specialist in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Talent Acquisition Specialists can bottom out near $36K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Talent Acquisition Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists survey respondents are women (74 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,554 - $74,922
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$38K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,378
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$13.48 - $26.01
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,554 - $74,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $5,757  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$35,715 - $76,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 843
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $26.01  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $38.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $5,757  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$35,715 - $76,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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Job Description for Talent Acquisition Specialist

The talent acquisition specialist has the role and task of recruiting talented new employees to a given company. This job requires the individual to have excellent communication skills. The primary responsibility of a talent acquisition specialist is screening, sourcing, interviewing, and determining the ideal candidate for a position in their company. The specialist may also have the responsibility of creating a recruiting policy for the company. The job is generally indoors, where the majority of time is spent making phone calls or doing internet research to try to find potential candidates. Relationships are built with employment agencies and professional associations, as they will be able to resource these contacts when doing the recruitment process. You will generally find talent acquisition specialists in high-demand industries where having the best talent is important. People who have this job interact and liaise with human resources, operations, and other departments that are responsible for new candidate hires. As a whole, talent acquisition specialists will report to a manager who will give them guidelines regarding what they are looking for. They generally work on their own, and subsequently it is important for them to take initiative.

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Talent Acquisition Specialist Tasks

  • Evaluate and screen potential hires, and assist them through the interview and hiring process.
  • Develop social media and event-based recruiting opportunities to identify applicants and secure referrals.
  • Facilitate recruitment from defining skill needs to building the talent pool and hiring.
  • Document interactions, outreach, and screening results as well as staffing metrics.

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Popular Skills for Talent Acquisition Specialist


Survey results imply that Talent Acquisition Specialists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Hiring, Sourcing, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Interviewing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Recruiting also tend to know Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Talent Acquisition Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,601

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Talent Acquisition Specialists, Austin provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Talent Acquisition Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), New York (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+22 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (13 percent lower) and St. Louis (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries


Hiring
up arrow 6%


Training
up arrow 4%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Employee Relations
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Interviewing
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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