Software Trainer Salary

Software Trainers in the United States take home an average $51K per year. Total cash compensation for Software Trainers runs from $33K to $83K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Software Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Software Trainers (66 percent) who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,780 - $76,981
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,418
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$12.28 - $48.50
(Median)
$12
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,780 - $76,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $7,946  
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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$33,069 - $82,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 771
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $48.50  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $52.53  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $7,946  
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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$33,069 - $82,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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

  • 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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While not commonly seen, Software Trainers who transition into a Product Manager of Software position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Product Managers of Software is $92K per year. Software Trainers typically move into roles as Training Managers or Instructional Designers & Trainers, and those positions pay $12K more and $5K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Software Trainers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Software Knowledge, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Software Training Materials.

Pay by Experience Level for Software 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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $52K on average. Software Trainers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Software Trainers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,276

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

For Software Trainers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Software Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+28 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Denver (+21 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Software Trainer's salary, with Indianapolis Software Trainers earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 21%


Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Training
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$51,000

Project Management
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Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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