Learning Specialist Salary

The average Learning Specialist in the United States earns approximately $53K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Learning Specialists making up 73 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$35,443 - $77,894
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,675
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$14.38 - $42.50
(Median)
$14
$24
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,443 - $77,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$36,017 - $80,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $42.50  
   
Overtime
$21.56 - $29.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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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$36,017 - $80,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.


For Learning Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Learning Specialists make a median salary of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Learning Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

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 2%

National Average
$53,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

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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