Average Talent Acquisition Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$59,436
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,913
Bonus
$6,500
Commission
$2,775
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Talent Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $59,436.
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MEDIAN $59,436
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Salary
$45k - $75k
Bonus
$509 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Commission
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$43k - $80k

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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.

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Talent Acquisition Specialist
Human Resources (HR) Manager
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
Talent Acquisition Manager
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Talent Acquisition Specialist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Talent Acquisition Specialist

An early career Talent Acquisition Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,641 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career Talent Acquisition Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,983 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,667 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Talent Acquisition Specialist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.9% less), Houston, Texas (6.4% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 118 survey responses.
Early Career
66.9%
Mid Career
27.1%
Experienced
5.9%