Corporate Trainer Salary

Median pay for Corporate Trainers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. In the world of Corporate Trainers, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $80K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Corporate Trainers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,958 - $76,458
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,822
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$13.10 - $38.78
(Median)
$13
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,958 - $76,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,939  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $8,386  
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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$35,287 - $80,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $49.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,939  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $73,404  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $8,386  
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).
)
$35,287 - $80,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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 a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Training & Development Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. Corporate Trainers most often move into positions as Training Managers or Instructional Designers; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Public Speaking, Facilitator, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Training are similarly competent in Facilitator and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Corporate Trainers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $54K. Corporate Trainers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Corporate Trainers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Corporate Trainers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Corporate Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+24 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Charlotte (+14 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Nashville and 4 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Corporate Trainer Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Trainer?

Corporate Trainer in Austin:
"Personally challenging and rewarding."
Pros: A great deal of autonomy and trust is given. I am able to learn new skills and techniques and implement quickly for maximum results. I attribute the company environment equally to my role itself regarding my high satisfaction level.
Cons: Lack of resource for my own skill development as a professional.

Corporate Trainer in Omaha:
"Being the Go Between."
Pros: I enjoy working in a position that allows me to work closely with front line employees and management.
Cons: The position is unique in the sense that front line employees often provide direct, yet honest feedback. While I enjoy that employees trust me, it can be difficult to decipher which feedback is needed for development and culture building and which feedback is simply an employee venting.

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Experience Affects Corporate Trainer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries


Public Speaking
up arrow 3%

Facilitator
up arrow 2%

Project Management
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Training Management
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National Average
$52,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

Presentation
up arrow 1%

Training
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Curriculum Planning
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Microsoft Office
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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