Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

Talent Acquisition Specialists in the United States take home an average $52K annually. Total cash compensation to Talent Acquisition Specialists bottoms out near $35K and approaches $75K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Talent Acquisition Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Talent Acquisition Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,236 - $74,286
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,707
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$13.75 - $26.58
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,236 - $74,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,558  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,040  
Commission
$3,034 - $15,000  
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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$35,282 - $75,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $26.58  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $40.74  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,558  
   
Commission
$3,034 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,040  
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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$35,282 - $75,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Applicant Tracking System, and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. The majority of those who know Recruiting also know Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

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


For Talent Acquisition Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Talent Acquisition Specialists, 26 percent above the national average. Talent Acquisition Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Denver and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (22 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%


Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
up arrow 5%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%
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