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Corporate Trainer Salary

Corporate Trainers in the United States pull down an average of $52K annually. Overall incomes of Corporate Trainers — including $10K bonuses, $9K profit sharing proceeds, and $74K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $35K and $80K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Corporate Trainers is high. Women account for the majority of Corporate Trainers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,543 - $76,042
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$37K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,243
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$13.25 - $39.92
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$13
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$36,543 - $76,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,850  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $8,557  
Commission
$0.00 - $73,974  
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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$35,286 - $80,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,417
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $39.92  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $50.37  
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 - $9,850  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $73,974  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $8,557  
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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$35,286 - $80,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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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. When Corporate Trainers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Training Managers or Instructional Designers. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $8K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer


Corporate Trainers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Project Management, Facilitator, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with 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.


For Corporate Trainers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Corporate Trainers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $63K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Corporate Trainers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Corporate Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Facilitator
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 3%

Training Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Presentation
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 307 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

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%
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