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Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

The average Talent Acquisition Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K per year. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Talent Acquisition Specialists spread between $35K and $76K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Talent Acquisition Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Talent Acquisition Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,399 - $74,976
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52K
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75K
MEDIAN: $51,555
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$13.66 - $26.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,399 - $74,976  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,955  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $6,040  
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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$34,716 - $75,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $26.63  
   
Overtime
$20.60 - $42.88  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,955  
   
Commission
$3,017 - $12,101  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $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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$34,716 - $75,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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


Typical Talent Acquisition Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources. Most people familiar with Human Resources also know Sourcing.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. Talent Acquisition Specialists bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Talent Acquisition Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Talent Acquisition Specialists, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Talent Acquisition Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), St. Louis (+19 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Portland (+17 percent). Talent Acquisition Specialists in Minneapolis make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Houston and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries




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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National Average
$51,000

Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 12%