Learning Specialist Salary

Average Learning Specialists in the United States make around $52K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Learning Specialists survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most Learning Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$35,291 - $78,007
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,498
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90%

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$12.88 - $48.48
(Median)
$13
$24
$48
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,291 - $78,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
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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$35,561 - $79,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $29.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
   
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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$35,561 - $79,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $61K.

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Experience Affects Learning Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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 44%

Training
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%