Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

The average Talent Acquisition Specialist in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. In the world of Talent Acquisition Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $76K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists survey respondents are women (74 percent). A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed 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


Talent Acquisition Specialists seem to wield many 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 proficient in Recruiting are, more often than not, also skilled in Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

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


Talent Acquisition Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. 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.

With a pay rate for Talent Acquisition Specialists that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Talent Acquisition Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), New York (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+22 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Denver and 7 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Talent Acquisition Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist?

Talent Acquisition Specialist in Los Angeles:
"I enjoy it but it is a lot of work."
Pros: I enjoy the task of helping other find careers. I like speaking with individuals and coaching them in the right direction. I also like the search through various sources to find that right candidate to interview. I also think the perks of what I am currently doing will help me get to where I want to be financially in the future.
Cons: Currently where I am at we are putting in place new process and procedures that myself and my manager are developing, testing and monitoring. We track the analytics of the process as well as wear multiple hats. I will monitor the brand as well as the social media presence and that is in addition to high turnover at our locations nationally. We also offer the least amount of incentives and compensation and lack of appeal visually at our locations as well as no additional benefits.

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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
up arrow 1%

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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