Learning and Development Specialist Salary

Pay for Learning and Development Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K per year. Cash earnings for Learning and Development Specialists — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $85K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Learning and Development Specialists is high. Female Learning and Development Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$41,073 - $83,348
$41K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,123
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$14.56 - $31.24
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MEDIAN: $19.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,073 - $83,348  
   
Bonus
$305.59 - $10,160  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$38,282 - $84,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $31.24  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$305.59 - $10,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$38,282 - $84,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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

  • Assess, plan, develop, and deliver training and learning initiatives.
  • Evaluate and select learning software and training initiatives.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Learning and Development Specialist


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Learning and Development Specialists might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Training & Development Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $71K per year. As Learning and Development Specialists progress in their field, many go on to become Instructional Designers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $61K per year. Another common career choice for Learning and Development Specialists is to move into a Training & Development Specialist role. Typically, Training & Development Specialists get paid $50K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Learning and Development Specialist


Learning and Development Specialists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Amazon.com Inc, where the average salary comes to $57K.

Popular Skills for Learning and Development Specialist


Learning and Development Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Oracle Learning Management System, instructional design, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 18 percent. The majority of those 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $61K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,729

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Learning and Development Specialists, 33 percent above the national average. Learning and Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Learning and Development Specialist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Learning and Development Specialist Salaries

▲28%

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$57,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Learning and Development Specialist Salaries


Oracle Learning Management System
▲18%

instructional design
▲17%


Training Management
▲11%





Course Design
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

Performance Management
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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