Average Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary

$55,308
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,048
Bonus
$9,904
Commission
$2,158
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Talent Acquisition Specialist is $55,308.
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MEDIAN $55,308
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Salary
$40k - $77k
Bonus
$507 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$296 - $10k
Commission
$5k - $20k
Total Pay
$37k - $78k

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Job Description for Talent Acquisition Specialist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Talent Acquisition Specialist are from the companies Northcentral University, The McKinstry Company and Butterfly Effects. Reported salaries are highest at Slalom Consulting where the average pay is $60,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northcentral University and Butterfly Effects, earning around $53,397 and $50,623, respectively. Cross Country Healthcare Inc. pays the lowest at around $28,000. Boston Market Corporation and The McKinstry Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $34,153 and $49,102, respectively.

Career Paths

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Talent Acquisition Specialist
Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Talent Acquisition Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software, Sourcing and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

An entry-level Talent Acquisition Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,463 based on 124 salaries. An early career Talent Acquisition Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,294 based on 1,536 salaries. A mid-career Talent Acquisition Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,435 based on 677 salaries. An experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,053 based on 308 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,057.
Employees with Talent Acquisition Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (14.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,733 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
56.2%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
11.3%
Late Career
3.2%