Learning and Development Specialist Salary

Earnings for Learning and Development Specialists in the United States come in at around $57K annually on average. Total incomes of Learning and Development Specialists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $38K and $85K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Learning and Development Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,319 - $83,092
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,298
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$13.18 - $29.10
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,319 - $83,092  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,873  
Profit Sharing
$295.17 - $4,404  
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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$38,347 - $84,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 511
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $29.10  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,873  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.17 - $4,404  
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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$38,347 - $84,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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.

Common Career Paths for Learning and Development Specialist


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Learning and Development Specialists who move on to become Training & Development Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Training & Development Managers get paid an average of $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Learning and Development Specialist


Learning and Development Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Curriculum Planning, instructional design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 18 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Training are also skilled in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. On average, Learning and Development Specialists make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,117

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Learning and Development Specialists will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Learning and Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Madison is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Cleveland and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Learning and Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Learning and Development Specialist Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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instructional design
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Training Program Development
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Oracle Learning Management System
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Training
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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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