Pay for Software Trainers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Final cash compensation to Software Trainers varies from around $38K to approximately $86K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $7K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Software Trainers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women Software Trainers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,333 - $80,912
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MEDIAN: $57,148
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$15.45 - $46.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,333 - $80,912  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,743  
Profit Sharing
$231.73 - $6,740  
Total Pay (?
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$38,236 - $86,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $46.54  
   
Overtime
$24.41 - $48.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,743  
   
Profit Sharing
$231.73 - $6,740  
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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$38,236 - $86,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Job Description for Software Trainer

A software trainer is responsible for conducting training and support for specific software. Software trainers are usually hired by developers or companies to promote their software to outside agencies. These trainers can also act as a client contact and must provide excellent customer service; they can also act as consultants to market software when required.

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Software Trainer Tasks

  • Conduct educational programs in information technology and systems.
  • Observe and report employee progress and program effectiveness.
  • Identify training needs that is aligned to company's vision.
  • Develop training coursework including creation of technical classes.

Common Career Paths for Software Trainer


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Though it's uncommon, some Software Trainers move into roles as Product Managers of Software, where pay is an average $92K per year. Becoming a Training Manager or an Instructional Designer & Trainer is, however, a more typical career progression for Software Trainers.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Software Trainers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Software Knowledge, Training Program Development, and Software Training Materials are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Relationship Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Technical Writing also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Software Training Materials also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Trainer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Software Trainers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Software Trainers make a median salary of $65K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,364

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

For Software Trainers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Software Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+15 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Madison Software Trainers earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Nashville and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Software Trainer

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries



Training Program Development
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$56,000





Project Management
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Technical Writing
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Customer Service
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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