Software Trainer Salary

Average Software Trainers in the United States make around $58K per year. In the world of Software Trainers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $88K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Software Trainers (57 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Software Trainers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,335 - $82,291
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,693
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$16.07 - $46.37
$16
$23
$46
MEDIAN: $23.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,335 - $82,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$233.91 - $7,646  
Commission
$9,500  
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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$38,960 - $88,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.07 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$24.28 - $46.59  
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 - $9,192  
   
Commission
$9,500  
Profit Sharing
$233.91 - $7,646  
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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$38,960 - $88,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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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Software Trainers who advance into the role of a Product Manager of Software are fairly uncommon. Product Managers of Software on average earn $92K per year. A Training Manager role is the most common promotion for Software Trainers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $63K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Software Trainers is an Instructional Designer & Trainer position, where earnings are usually $56K.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. Those educated in Software Training Materials tend to be well versed 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: $57,291

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

For Software Trainers, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Software Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Software Trainers in Madison earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Nashville and 10 percent less in Pittsburgh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Software Trainer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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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
▼13%

Customer Service
▼19%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%