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Learning and Development Specialist Salary

For Learning and Development Specialists, yearly average wages total $58K annually. Total cash compensation for Learning and Development Specialists runs from $39K to $87K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Most Learning and Development Specialists survey respondents are women (71 percent). Most Learning and Development Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,584 - $84,087
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$41K
$58K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,744
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$12.39 - $30.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,584 - $84,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $4,514  
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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$39,145 - $87,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $30.41  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $44.70  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $4,514  
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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$39,145 - $87,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Learning and Development Specialist

A learning and development specialist typically focuses on instructional design, building on learning and development materials and consulting with experts to support employee development. This position generally exists within a company interested in continuous employee growth and development. A learning and development specialist often works within a team that provides employees with learning opportunities and makes support solutions available to help meet business goals. They also focus on strengthening the knowledge and abilities of all employees, as well as potential partners. This person generally utilizes intentional learning to develop, design, and implement all learning solutions.

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Learning and Development Specialist Tasks

  • Create and adapt curriculum for a variety of audiences and learning delivery methods.
  • Collect data and analyze the impact of long-term and specific initiatives.
  • Assess, plan, develop, and deliver training and learning initiatives.
  • Evaluate and select learning software and training initiatives.

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Popular Skills for Learning and Development Specialist


Survey results suggest that Learning and Development Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with instructional design, Organizational Development, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those educated in Training tend to be well versed in Facilitator.

Pay by Experience Level for Learning and Development Specialist

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


For Learning and Development Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Learning and Development Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $71K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Learning and Development Specialists will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Learning and Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+18 percent), Washington (+16 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Columbus (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (6 percent less) and Minneapolis (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Learning and Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Learning and Development Specialist Salaries

instructional design
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Training Program Development
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Training
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National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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