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Software Trainer Salary

Software Trainers in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Software Trainers spread between $32K and $80K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women make up the majority of Software Trainers (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most Software Trainers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,438 - $75,264
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,603
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50%
90%

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$12.40 - $49.09
(Median)
$12
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,438 - $75,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,913  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $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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$32,415 - $80,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $49.09  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $52.20  
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 - $9,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $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).
)
$32,415 - $80,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Software Trainers may progress into high-paying roles like Information Technology Project Manager, where median compensation is $86K annually. Software Trainers most often move into positions as Training Managers or Instructional Designers & Trainers; those groups report median salaries that are $12K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Survey takers working as Software Trainers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Software Training Materials, Microsoft Excel, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. Software Trainers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Software Trainers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $63K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Software Trainers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 67 percent above the national average. Software Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+27 percent), Denver (+27 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Tampa (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 9%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$50,000

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%