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Corporate Trainer Salary (United States)

Pay for Corporate Trainers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $52K per year. Overall cash earnings for Corporate Trainers vary widely between $35K and $80K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Corporate Trainers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Corporate Trainer Salary (?
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$36,368 - $76,146
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MEDIAN: $52,344
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Corporate Trainer Salary (?
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$13.23 - $39.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,368 - $76,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,879  
Profit Sharing
$185.48 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $73,404  
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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$35,132 - $80,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $39.89  
   
Overtime
$16.26 - $48.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,879  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $73,404  
Profit Sharing
$185.48 - $9,696  
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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$35,132 - $80,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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Job Description for Corporate Trainer

A corporate trainer mentors, trains, and helps professionally develop other employees in their organization. A successful corporate trainer delivers training to groups and individuals in an engaging, informative manner and helps assess and document trainees' performance. Corporate trainers must be able to effectively use a variety of technology such as slide decks, projectors and technology-based assessment tools. A typical day for corporate trainers involves traveling to a location in which the training will take place (which may not be their office). Once on site, they set up the training room with any required materials, take attendance, and deliver the training. Following the training, clean-up and documentation of attendance and performance may be required.
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Corporate Trainer Tasks
  • Identify and evaluate external sources of training materials and courses.
  • Confer with supervisors and employees to identify training needs and shape curricula.
  • Track metrics regarding attendance, satisfaction, and use of trainings.
  • Develop, revise, and deliver training to employees via diverse channels like classrooms, the intranet and the web.
  • Organize rooms and materials for in-person trainings.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Trainer

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Corporate Trainers may experience if they take an upper-level role like Training & Development Manager. The position pays an average $70K annually. Typical career progression for a Corporate Trainer involves becoming a Training Manager or an Instructional Designer, roles that pay $9K more and $8K more on average.

Corporate Trainer Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer

Corporate Trainers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Project Management, Public Speaking, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 20 percent. For most people, competency in Training indicates knowledge of Facilitator and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Corporate Trainers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $49K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Corporate Trainer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $63K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

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$52,000
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For Corporate Trainers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Corporate Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Nashville (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Corporate Trainer Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries

Facilitator
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Public Speaking
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Training Management
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Presentation
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Training
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National Average
$52,000
Training Program Development
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Curriculum Planning
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%