Software Trainer Salary

An average Software Trainer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K annually. In the world of Software Trainers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $86K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Software Trainers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Software Trainers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,284 - $80,855
$39K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $57,628
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$15.15 - $45.62
$15
$23
$46
MEDIAN: $22.72
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$0$85K
Salary $39,284 - $80,855
Bonus $0.00 - $9,571
Profit Sharing $246.27 - $7,867
Commission $12,000
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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$38,539 - $85,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 446
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.15 - $45.62
Overtime $22.93 - $46.45
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,571
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $246.27 - $7,867
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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$38,539 - $85,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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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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There are some Software Trainers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Product Managers of Software, where earnings are an average $92K annually. The most common career progression for Software Trainers leads to becoming a Training Manager, where average pay is $63K annually. However, many Software Trainers also opt to become Instructional Designers & Trainers. Typically, an Instructional Designer & Trainer brings home $56K.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Software Trainers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Training Program Development, Software Knowledge, 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. Most people skilled in Software Training Materials are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Trainer

Pay by Experience for a Software Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Software Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 147 salaries. A Software Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,344

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

With a pay rate for Software Trainers that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Software Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Madison Software Trainers earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Nashville (14 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (10 percent lower).

Software Trainer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Trainer?

Software Trainer in Oakland:
"Travel, Meet New People."
Pros: Traveling nationally.
Cons: Pay.

Software Trainer in Sacramento:
"Travel for Training."
Pros: The job looks glamours from the outside - lots of travel to great cities, nice hotels, superb restaurants with a decent expense account. I'm not managing my own desk in the same old office with unpaid overtime and lots of stress. I get to meet a lot of really nice people all over the country and people are generally glad I'm there to help them out. Being a natural teacher, it's exciting to see the light bulb go on and a big smile when the user finally understands the new system and appreciates the benefits of an upgrade.
Cons: The travel is a double edged sword. While it's exciting to fly into a new city, I'm still working from 8-5 and don't have time to sight see unless I arrive early or stay an extra day on my own time and dime. And I'm away from home - no evenings with friends and they don't always call now because I travel so often. I can't have pets because I'm gone. If I travel 3 weeks in a month which happens a lot I don't ever put away the suitcase and it can be unsettling.

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Key Stats for Software Trainer

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries

▲15%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$57,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries




Training
▼0%

Software Training Materials
▼0%

National Average
$57,000






Project Management
▼13%

Technical Writing
▼14%

Customer Service
▼19%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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