Learning and Development Specialist Salary

Pay for Learning and Development Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Learning and Development Specialists can bottom out near $39K or peak near $85K depending on individual performance. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Female Learning and Development Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Job satisfaction for Learning and Development Specialists is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,674 - $83,393
$42K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,199
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$14.71 - $30.94
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$0$85K
Salary $41,674 - $83,393
Bonus $492.56 - $10,112
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$39,236 - $85,184
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 571
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.71 - $30.94
Overtime $22.09 - $44.05
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $492.56 - $10,112
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$39,236 - $85,184
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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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. The most common promotion for Learning and Development Specialists is Instructional Designer, a position that typically pays $61K annually. Another standard transition for Learning and Development Specialists seeking advancement is to assume a Training & Development Specialist role, where pay is often $50K.

Learning and Development Specialist Job Listings

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 of 17 percent, 16 percent, 15 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Training indicates knowledge of Facilitator.

Pay by Experience Level for Learning and Development Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Learning and Development Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Learning and Development Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 369 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Learning and Development Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Learning and Development Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 135 salaries. A Learning and Development Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,479

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

For Learning and Development Specialists, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Learning and Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), and Atlanta (+19 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Learning and Development Specialist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Learning and Development Specialist Salaries

▲27%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$57,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Learning and Development Specialist Salaries


Oracle Learning Management System
▲16%

instructional design
▲15%


Training Management
▲10%





Course Design
▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Performance Management
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%
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