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Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

Earnings for Talent Acquisition Specialists in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. The final incomes of Talent Acquisition Specialists generally vary between $35K and $77K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $10K, $6K, and $53K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Talent Acquisition Specialists making up 75 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,782 - $74,923
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,690
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$13.83 - $26.67
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$35,782 - $74,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,727  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $6,183  
Commission
$2,936 - $52,645  
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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$35,061 - $76,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 514
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $26.67  
   
Overtime
$20.81 - $41.27  
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 - $9,727  
   
Commission
$2,936 - $52,645  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $6,183  
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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$35,061 - $76,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Full-Cycle Recruiting, Sourcing, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Most people skilled in Recruiting are similarly competent in 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. For Talent Acquisition Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Talent Acquisition Specialists, Austin provides a pay rate that is 56 percent greater than the national average. Talent Acquisition Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+25 percent), Boston (+21 percent), New York (+21 percent), and San Francisco (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (24 percent lower) and Houston (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

Project Management
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Sourcing
up arrow 4%

Recruiting
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National Average
$52,000

Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%