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Staffing Specialist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Staffing Specialist works for a company or organization to recruit qualified candidates for open positions. Helps evaluate and suggest candidates for internal promotion and staff development. Works with organizational leadership to fill future staffing needs.

Job Outlook

There were 83 Staffing Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3206 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Recruiter industry, which includes the Staffing Specialist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Staffing Specialist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $48,042.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $46,066.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Staffing Specialist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $42,036.

Education and Experience

Posted Staffing Specialist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree30.16%
Bachelor's Degree19%
Master's Degree2.81%
Doctoral Degree0.03%
Other47.16%

Posted Staffing Specialist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years67.68%
3 to 5 years25.02%
6 to 8 years3.2%
9+ years4.1%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Staffing Specialist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (54.87%)
  • Customer Service (51.81%)
  • Management (38.08%)
  • Multitasking (36.31%)
  • Operations (35.71%)
  • Sales (34.56%)
  • Microsoft Office (33.59%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (31.41%)
  • Ability To Meet Deadlines (27.04%)
  • Detail Oriented (18.12%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Office Equipment (40.54%)
  • Payroll Processing (37.26%)
  • Applicant Tracking Systems (55.07%)
  • Operating Systems (35.36%)
  • Upselling (39.53%)
  • Customer Complaint Resolution (35.31%)
  • Payroll Policies and Processes (36.42%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Administrative Support (8.88%)
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) (13.16%)
  • Talent Management (9.99%)
  • Recruitment Strategies (13.74%)
  • Auditing (6.03%)
  • Marketing (12.53%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Staffing Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Bilingual Staffing Specialist
  • Staffing Specialist/Recruiter
  • Talent Advisor
  • Human Resources Staffing Specialist
  • Recruiter/Staffing Manager
  • Customer Service Staff
  • Schedule Specialist
  • Scheduling Specialist
  • Student Grader

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Staffing Specialist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • PeopleReady (631)
  • Surge Staffing (109)
  • Tradesmen International (77)
  • ManpowerGroup (48)
  • Wise Staffing Group (46)
  • SBM Management Services (42)
  • Amentum (41)
  • Eds Solutions (39)
  • Malone Solutions (32)
  • Doherty Staffing Solutions (28)

North Carolina

  • PeopleReady (19)
  • Accentuate Staffing (6)
  • Express Employment Professionals (5)
  • Exceed Safety And Consulting (4)
  • Mancan (4)
  • UNC Health (4)
  • Autism Society Of North Carolina (3)
  • WakeMed (3)
  • Tradesmen International (2)
  • Comforcare Senior Services (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!