Sales Trainer Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Sales Trainers. The median take-home amount in this area is around $59K, and on average, about a third of that final number comes from commissions. Total incomes of Sales Trainers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $32K and $97K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,515 - $91,727
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$38K
$59K
$92K
MEDIAN: $58,651
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$8.24 - $27.88
(Median)
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$13
$28
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,515 - $91,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,568  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,787  
Commission
$2,819 - $45,958  
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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$31,702 - $96,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $27.88  
   
Overtime
$12.42 - $38.13  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,568  
   
Commission
$2,819 - $45,958  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,787  
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).
)
$31,702 - $96,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Sales Trainer

Sales trainers are responsible for all aspects of training a sales force within their organization. They work with the sales training staff to create effective training methods, which includes developing curricula for training classes and creating training material such as video and computer training courses. Sales trainers may also design more interactive training methods, such as mock call sessions and direct supervision of live sales calls. Once training methods are created, sales trainers implement the training with sales teams. After training, sales trainers monitor the progress of the sales force to determine which training techniques are most effective and which need improvement.

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Sales Trainer Tasks

  • Responsible for the training and development of inside sales staffs on product knowledge, sales tool usage and sales skills.
  • Develops new tools, programs to accelerate the learning curves of the sales staff.

Common Career Paths for Sales Trainer


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As Sales Trainers transition into upper-level roles such as Training Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Training Directors earn $81K on average per year. When Sales Trainers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Training & Development Managers or Sales Training Managers. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $18K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales Trainer


Sales Trainers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Public Speaking, Facilitator, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Sales Management, and Training. Most people familiar with Sales also know Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Sales Trainers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Sales Trainers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $70K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 48 percent, Sales Trainers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Sales Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+30 percent), New York (+24 percent), Austin (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Sales Trainer's salary, with Cincinnati Sales Trainers earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (19 percent lower) and Chicago (11 percent lower).

Sales Trainer Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Trainer?

Sales Trainer in Cedar Rapids:
"Fast Paced and Fun."
Pros: LOVE LOVE LOVE the people. Training new hire agents in technical support and sales. It is very fasted paced, changes constantly, and always upbeat. I love bringing in new agents and watching them grow and become successful.
Cons: So much change that it is hard to keep up and disseminate the necessary from the unnecessary.

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Experience Affects Sales Trainer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Sales Trainer Salaries




National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 17%
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