Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

The average Talent Acquisition Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Talent Acquisition Specialists varies from $37K to $77K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Talent Acquisition Specialists survey respondents are women (78 percent). A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,059 - $75,666
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $53,551
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$14.26 - $31.05
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$0$77K
Salary $38,059 - $75,666
Bonus $685 - $10,281
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,967
Commission $1,812 - $20,273
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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$36,613 - $77,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,035
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.26 - $31.05
Overtime $19.70 - $42.68
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $685 - $10,281
Commission $1,812 - $20,273
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,967
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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$36,613 - $77,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 224

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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.

Talent Acquisition Specialist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Talent Acquisition Specialist


Popular Skills for Talent Acquisition Specialist


Talent Acquisition Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Benefits & Compensation, Sourcing, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Interviewing and onboarding also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Recruiting tend to be well versed in Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Talent Acquisition Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Talent Acquisition Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 825 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Talent Acquisition Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 332 salaries. An experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 169 salaries. A Talent Acquisition Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,768

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, 32 percent above the national average. Talent Acquisition Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+25 percent), New York (+22 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 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 (15 percent lower and 13 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 Baltimore:
Pros: Growth and the opportunity to be involved in new projects.
Cons: The good can also be the bad. No direction from supervisor in my specific area and I don't have the ability to learn about my industry from my supervisor.

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.

Talent Acquisition Specialist in Louisville:
Pros: Freedom. People. Projects.
Cons: Not enough money.

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Key Stats for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries

▲34%

▲21%

▲14%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Talent Acquisition Specialist Salaries



▲2%

▲1%

▲1%


National Average
$53,000



▼3%


Project Management
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼23%

onboarding
▼24%

Interviewing
▼24%

Customer Service
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 12%
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