Sales Trainer Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (nearly one-third) of final income for Sales Trainers. That final number averages out to $59K across the industry. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Sales Trainers spread between $32K and $96K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Sales Trainers (54 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,449 - $90,831

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$8.19 - $27.98

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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,449 - $90,831  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,443  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,787  
Commission
$2,828 - $45,615  
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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$32,008 - $95,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.19 - $27.98  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $47.51  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,443  
   
Commission
$2,828 - $45,615  
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).
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$32,008 - $95,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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.

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Popular Skills for Sales Trainer


Survey results imply that Sales Trainers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Facilitator, Training Program Development, Public Speaking, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales, Sales Management, and Training. Most people who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $62K. Sales Trainers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Sales Trainers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Trainers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Sales Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+30 percent), Boston (+28 percent), New York (+24 percent), and Austin (+21 percent). Sales Trainers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Sales Trainers in Cincinnati bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Chicago (19 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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 106 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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