Corporate Trainer Salary

Corporate Trainers in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Cash earnings for Corporate Trainers — including $10K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $81K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Corporate Trainers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,199 - $76,897
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,535
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$13.09 - $40.12
(Median)
$13
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,199 - $76,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,020  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $9,192  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$35,445 - $81,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,653
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $40.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.97  
Overtime
$16.39 - $45.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,020  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $9,192  
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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$35,445 - $81,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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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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At the upper end, Corporate Trainers who move into a Training & Development Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Training & Development Managers is a much higher $70K per year. Career advancement for the typical Corporate Trainer often leads to becoming a Training Manager or an Instructional Designer; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer


Survey takers working as Corporate Trainers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Articulate - E-Learning Software, Software Training Materials, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Training also know 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Trainers make a median salary of $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,885

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Corporate Trainers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Corporate Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Philadelphia (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Tampa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Nashville and Indianapolis (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Corporate Trainer Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Trainer?

Corporate Trainer in Portland:
"The Unsung Heroes."
Pros: I like that I'm able to travel. I like that I truly help people and get to interact with a wide variety of people.
Cons: I don't like that I am underpaid.

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
$53,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries


Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 12%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 8%

Facilitator
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Training Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Presentation
0%

Presentations
0%

National Average
$53,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 308 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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