Talent Acquisition Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $53K per year. Cash earnings for Talent Acquisition Specialists — including $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds and $53K in commissions at the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $36K to approximately $78K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists survey respondents are women (76 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Talent Acquisition Specialists is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,076 - $76,249
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,076 - $76,249  
   
Bonus
$503 - $10,294  
Profit Sharing
$1.93 - $9,863  
Commission
$4,027 - $52,645  
Total Pay (?
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$36,489 - $77,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 962
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $28.27  
   
Overtime
$18.64 - $40.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$503 - $10,294  
   
Commission
$4,027 - $52,645  
Profit Sharing
$1.93 - $9,863  
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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$36,489 - $77,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 212

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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


Survey results imply that Talent Acquisition Specialists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, Benefits & Compensation, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Interviewing and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Recruiting are also skilled in Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

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


Talent Acquisition Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Talent Acquisition Specialists make a median 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 $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,008

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

With a pay rate for Talent Acquisition Specialists that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Talent Acquisition Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Austin (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Dallas and 4 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries



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Project Management
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Interviewing
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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