Learning and Development Specialist Salary

An average Learning and Development Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K annually. In the world of Learning and Development Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $86K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Learning and Development Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Female Learning and Development Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,578 - $83,042

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$12.60 - $28.64

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,578 - $83,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,870  
Profit Sharing
$294.41 - $4,497  
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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$38,721 - $85,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 403
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $28.64  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,870  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.41 - $4,497  
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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$38,721 - $85,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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


Learning and Development Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with instructional design, Project Management, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Most people who know Training also know Facilitator.

Pay by Experience Level for Learning and Development 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Learning and Development Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $74K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Learning and Development Specialists, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Learning and Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+22 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (6 percent lower) and Boston (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Learning and Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Learning and Development Specialist Salaries

instructional design
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Project Management
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Organizational Development
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Training
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Oracle Learning Management System
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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 11%
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