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Learning and Development Specialist Salary

Pay for Learning and Development Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K per year. Overall cash earnings for Learning and Development Specialists stretch from $39K on the lower end to $88K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Learning and Development Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Learning and Development Specialists making up 71 percent. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,679 - $85,040
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,254
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$12.70 - $31.43
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$13
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$31
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National Salary 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
Salary
$40,679 - $85,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,951  
Profit Sharing
$292.77 - $4,532  
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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$39,312 - $88,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $44.38  
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 - $9,951  
   
Profit Sharing
$292.77 - $4,532  
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).
)
$39,312 - $88,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 show that Learning and Development Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in instructional design, Organizational Development, Facilitator, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. 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.


For Learning and Development Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, 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. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Learning and Development Specialists, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Learning and Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Washington (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Columbus (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Minneapolis (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Facilitator
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Training Program Development
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Project Management
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Training
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National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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