Learning Specialist Salary

Pay for Learning Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Learning Specialists making up 72 percent. Work is enjoyable for Learning Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,699 - $77,777
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,814
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$12.88 - $59.60
(Median)
$13
$26
$60
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,699 - $77,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,219  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$36,320 - $81,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$26.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$36,320 - $81,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Training, Childhood Education, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Training and Training Program Development are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Learning Specialist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Learning Specialists make a median salary of $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Learning Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Learning Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 12%


National Average
$53,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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