Learning Specialist Salary

For Learning Specialists, yearly average wages total $53K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Learning Specialists making up 72 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,748 - $78,374

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$12.88 - $48.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,748 - $78,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,500  
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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$36,497 - $81,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$21.56 - $29.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,500  
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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$36,497 - $81,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Learning Specialist

Learning specialist positions are available in a wide variety of organizations, from universities to financial institutions to large corporations. Generally, these jobs are found in organizations with a large customer and employee base, requiring an individual in charge of training and information distribution. The learning specialist's daily tasks typically revolve around training employees and/or customers. In the case of employees, it is common for learning specialists to develop training programs and seminars that allow new hires to quickly catch up with the needs of the job and work efficiently from their first day; they also provide ongoing education to existing employees, with specific tools and techniques varying by organization and industry. Positions that require work directly with customers generally include delivering product and/or service information, which can involving anything from discussing medical options with patients and families to explaining financial opportunities to banking customers.

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Learning Specialist Tasks

  • Create and maintain databases to track participants, feedback, and technical issues.
  • Coordinate and maintain e-learning offerings, marketing, and technical infrastructure.
  • Develop new online courses and convert existing courses into e-learning options from syllabus to final evaluation.
  • Recommend and research software, content creation, and interactive media.

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Learning Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Learning Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Learning Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $55K. Learning Specialists bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Learning Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $60K.

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Experience Affects Learning Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Learning Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 43%

Training
up arrow 4%

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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