Software Trainer Salary (United States)

Pay for Software Trainers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50,331 annually. Pay generally spreads from $33,327 to $79,196 per year. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Software Trainers (66 percent) are women. For the most part, Software Trainers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Software Trainer Salary (?
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$35,309 - $75,106
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MEDIAN: $50,448
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Software Trainer Salary (?
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$13.69 - $46.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,309 - $75,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,851  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,910  
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
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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$33,327 - $79,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 834
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $46.91  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $50.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,851  
   
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,910  
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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$33,327 - $79,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a IT Project Manager may get paid an extra $35K per year. Software Trainers can earn $11,254 or $5,345 more per year when they move into roles as Training Managers or Instructional Designers, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer

Survey takers working as Software Trainers report using a large range of professional skills. Training Program Development and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 3 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, 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.
Though Software Trainers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, pay rises to approximately $53K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $59K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Software Trainers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $64K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$50,000
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For Software Trainers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, and St. Louis, where Software Trainers annually earn 29 percent, 18 percent, 14 percent, and 13 percent more than the national average. Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Indianapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries

Training Program Development
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Microsoft Excel
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Microsoft Word
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Software Training Materials
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Training
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Project Management
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National Average
$50,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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