Corporate Trainers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Corporate Trainers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $83K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,112 - $78,465
$38K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,385
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$12.53 - $38.49
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MEDIAN: $18.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,112 - $78,465  
   
Bonus
$247.47 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,328  
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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$35,286 - $82,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $38.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.74  
Overtime
$17.34 - $38.30  
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
$247.47 - $10,137  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,328  
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 - $82,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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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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Though some Corporate Trainers move into positions like Training Director (where the average salary is $81K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $10K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer


Survey results imply that Corporate Trainers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Articulate - E-Learning Software, Articulate E-Learning Software, Sales Management, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Presentations. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. Corporate Trainers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,349

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

With a pay rate for Corporate Trainers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). In Salt Lake City, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Tampa and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 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
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Corporate Trainer Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries

Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Articulate E-Learning Software
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Software Training Materials
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Training Program Development
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Training Management
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National Average
$53,000





Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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