Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary (United States)

More than half of Talent Acquisition Specialists are relatively green, reporting fewer than five years in the field, and median pay in the workforce is around $51,323 annually. Compensation starts at $34,401 and can reach $75,485 per year. Total cash compensation ranges from $35,290 on the lower end to $74,696 on the higher end, which includes potential for approximately $8,859 each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Talent Acquisition Specialists making up 77 percent of workers. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary (?
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$35,290 - $74,696
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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 (?
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$34,401 - $75,485  
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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 (?
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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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • 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 note just a narrow range of job skills. 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. Most people experienced in 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.
Workers new to the field can expect to earn $46K, increasing to $58K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $64K. Talent Acquisition Specialists' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $64K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$51,000
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For Talent Acquisition Specialists, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. St. Louis, Dallas, Boston, and New York are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Talent Acquisition Specialists earning around 18 percent, 18 percent, 16 percent, and 14 percent more than average. Talent Acquisition Specialists in Denver earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Houston (-26 percent and -13 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

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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%
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