Average Talent Acquisition Specialist with Recruiting Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Talent Acquisition Specialist with Recruiting skills is $54,960.
MEDIAN $54,960
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$40k - $77k
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$37k - $78k

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Job Description for Talent Acquisition Specialist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Talent Acquisition Specialist are from the companies Boston Market Corporation, Cross Country Healthcare Inc. and Northcentral University. Reported salaries are highest at Northcentral University where the average pay is $52,938. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The McKinstry Company and Percepta LLC, earning around $49,102 and $48,784, respectively. Cross Country Healthcare Inc. pays the lowest at around $28,000. Boston Market Corporation and Cumberland Farms, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $34,153 and $42,800, respectively.

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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 Human Resources (HR).

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 $41,756 based on 45 salaries. An early career Talent Acquisition Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,834 based on 659 salaries. A mid-career Talent Acquisition Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,863 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,852 based on 137 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,411.
Employees with Talent Acquisition Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.4% less).

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