Corporate Trainer Salary

Corporate Trainers in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. Overall cash earnings for Corporate Trainers vary widely between $35K and $83K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most Corporate Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,413 - $79,008
$38K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,695
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$12.55 - $36.98
$13
$18
$37
MEDIAN: $18.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,413 - $79,008  
   
Bonus
$250.83 - $10,178  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$35,153 - $82,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $36.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$17.34 - $40.59  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$250.83 - $10,178  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$35,153 - $82,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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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

  • 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.
  • Track metrics regarding attendance, satisfaction, and use of trainings.
  • Identify and evaluate external sources of training materials and courses.
  • Confer with supervisors and employees to identify training needs and shape curricula.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Trainer


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While not commonly seen, Corporate Trainers who transition into a Training Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Training Directors is $81K per year. Corporate Trainers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Training Managers or Instructional Designers. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer


Corporate Trainers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Articulate - E-Learning Software, Articulate E-Learning Software, Facilitator, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Presentations, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Training also know Facilitator and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Trainer

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 683 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 501 salaries. An experienced Corporate Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 419 salaries. A Corporate Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 144 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,714

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

Home to some of the best pay for Corporate Trainers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 39 percent above the national average. Corporate Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+28 percent), San Diego (+21 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Salt Lake City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Atlanta (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Corporate Trainer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Corporate Trainer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Corporate Trainer Salaries

▲22%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries

Articulate - E-Learning Software
▲10%

Articulate E-Learning Software
▲4%

▲2%

▲1%



Training Program Development
▼0%

Software Training Materials
▼0%

National Average
$54,000




▼3%



Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%