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Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary (United States)

A little over a half of Talent Acquisition Specialists are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $52K per year. Overall cash earnings for Talent Acquisition Specialists vary widely between $34K and $75K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority people have medical and dental plans, and a fair portion have vision insurance. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Talent Acquisition Specialists making up 77 percent of workers. The majority of Talent Acquisition Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary (?
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$35,290 - $74,696
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75K
MEDIAN: $51,943
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Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary (?
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$13.36 - $26.15
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,290 - $74,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,859  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $9,201  
Commission
$3,017 - $12,101  
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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$34,401 - $75,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $26.15  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $38.78  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,859  
   
Commission
$3,017 - $12,101  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $9,201  
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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$34,401 - $75,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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

Professional skills reported by Talent Acquisition Specialists are few in number. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those educated in Human Resources tend to be well versed in Sourcing.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. Talent Acquisition Specialists bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $64K on average. A solid majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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$51,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Talent Acquisition Specialists, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Talent Acquisition Specialists will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+18 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Talent Acquisition Specialists in Denver make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 26 percent less in Minneapolis and 13 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

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National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

Project Management
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Sourcing
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Recruiting
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$51,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%