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Learning Specialist Salary

Learning Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Learning Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Female Learning Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$35,335 - $74,014
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MEDIAN: $52,100
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$12.58 - $34.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,335 - $74,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
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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$35,151 - $75,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $34.77  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
   
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).
)
$35,151 - $75,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
United States (change)

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 only 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 22 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.


Learning Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $55K. For Learning Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $60K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Learning Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Learning Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 22%

Training
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%