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Software Trainer Salary

Total annual pay for Software Trainers is approximately $50K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — two in five on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Trainers can bottom out near $33K or peak near $80K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. There are more female Software Trainers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$35,423 - $75,261
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75K
MEDIAN: $50,480
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$13.24 - $49.01
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,423 - $75,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,951  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $7,708  
Commission
$9,000 - $40,000  
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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$33,045 - $80,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 795
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $49.01  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $52.09  
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 - $9,951  
   
Commission
$9,000 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $7,708  
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).
)
$33,045 - $80,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
United States (change)

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

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

Common Career Paths for Software Trainer


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For Software Trainers, career progression to a Information Technology Project Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Information Technology Project Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $86K annually. Training Managers or Instructional Designers & Trainers are common next-step roles for Software Trainers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Training Managers is $11K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Instructional Designers & Trainers.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Survey results imply that Software Trainers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Software Training Materials.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Trainer

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


For Software Trainers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. Software Trainers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Software Trainers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 60 percent above the national average. Software Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+27 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis.

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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$50,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%