Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

Earnings for Talent Acquisition Specialists in the United States come in at around $53K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Talent Acquisition Specialists stretch from $36K near the bottom to $77K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Talent Acquisition Specialists making up 77 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,017 - $76,443
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MEDIAN: $53,057
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$13.91 - $28.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,017 - $76,443  
   
Bonus
$515 - $10,189  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $9,744  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$36,325 - $77,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 925
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $28.66  
   
Overtime
$18.79 - $41.06  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$515 - $10,189  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $9,744  
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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$36,325 - $77,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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

  • Facilitate recruitment from defining skill needs to building the talent pool and hiring.
  • Document interactions, outreach, and screening results as well as staffing metrics.
  • 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.

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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, Benefits & Compensation, Sourcing, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Interviewing and onboarding also typically command lower compensation. Most people 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. For Talent Acquisition Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,108

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

Home to some of the best pay for Talent Acquisition Specialists, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Talent Acquisition Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+27 percent), New York (+24 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Talent Acquisition Specialists in Indianapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Dallas (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Talent Acquisition Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist?

Talent Acquisition Specialist in kentucky:
Pros: Working with a team of individuals who recognize the importance of focusing on developing one another in order to achieve our collective goals.
Cons: The limitations in scope of work.

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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Key Stats for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

▲36%

▲22%

▲15%

National Average
$52,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries



▲3%

▲2%

▲2%


National Average
$52,000




▼2%

Project Management
▼7%

Microsoft Excel
▼22%

onboarding
▼23%

Interviewing
▼23%

Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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