Corporate Trainer Salary (United States)

Corporate Trainers in the United States pull down an average of $52,433 annually. The top of the range reaches $80,885 per year, and the bottom approaches $35,098. Total cash compensation to Corporate Trainers ranges from $35,098 on the lower end to $80,885 on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $9,868 each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Corporate Trainers (59 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Corporate Trainer Salary (?
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$36,319 - $76,412
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MEDIAN: $52,117
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Corporate Trainer Salary (?
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$13.26 - $39.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,319 - $76,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,868  
Profit Sharing
$177.54 - $8,095  
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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$35,098 - $80,885  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $39.51  
   
Overtime
$15.74 - $48.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,868  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $73,974  
Profit Sharing
$177.54 - $8,095  
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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$35,098 - $80,885  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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 receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Training & Development Manager position may earn an additional $16,878 per year. A typical promotion for Corporate Trainers is becoming Training Managers or Instructional Designers, where they can expect an extra $9,152 or $7,168 per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer

Corporate Trainers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Sales Management, Project Management, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Training are also skilled 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 higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. New Corporate Trainers earn approximately $49K, only slightly increasing to $53K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $58K after one to two decades. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Corporate Trainers and pay is expected at $63K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Corporate Trainers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, and Seattle are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Corporate Trainers earning around 25 percent, 22 percent, 20 percent, and 13 percent more than average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Nashville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-14 percent and -8 percent).

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Experience Affects Corporate Trainer Salaries

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$52,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries

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$52,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
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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